Kjær suffered a right thigh flexor muscle injury against Juventus, Milan’s injury list now consists of 7 players

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Simon Kjær during Juventus-Milan at Allianz Stadium on September 19, 2021. (Jonathan Moscrop Sportimage)

Simon Kjær picked up a muscular injury yesterday and it remains to be seen how many games he’ll be forced to miss.

Milan head into the Juventus match last night with already six players on the list of injuries, in addition to those who are not fit enough to play and have not been called-up, like Junior Messias.

Alessandro Plizzari has a knee problem, Davide Calabria has a muscular issue, Rade Krunić has a muscular problem in his calf, Tiémoué Bakayoko has an injury in his soleus muscle, Olivier Giroud has back pain and Zlatan Ibrahimović has an inflammation in his Achilles tendon.

Yesterday, Simon Kjær joined the list of injured men. The Dane played from the start against Juventus, alongside Alessio Romagnoli, with Fikayo Tomori starting as a right back due to Calabria’s absence. However, the 32-year-old only lasted 36 minutes in the game before going out injured.

As reported by Milannews.it and others, Simon suffered a right thigh flexor muscle injury. Kjær will need to undergo some tests to see how much time he’ll miss, but it’s clear that muscular injuries usually take a while to heal so it’s possible that Kjær would only return after the next break.

It’s only Matchday 5 but the injury problems of Milan are already piling up. It’s a very similar situation to what happened last year and it appears that the coaching staff has not made any adjustments.

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Ted
Ted
29 days ago

It’s the intensity that is taking its toll. They started the season strong but considering the Euros and Olympics this summer, most of them are physically weak and fragile. It’s also worth mentioning that it’s mostly our elders… Who are as well our pillars. It doesn’t add up does it…

Last edited 29 days ago by Ted
Alexmilan55
Alexmilan55
29 days ago

We have a fantastic rythm, we are trying to get the right intensity to compete in champions, but that’s a lot above the media in Italy and this intensity causes injuries.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
29 days ago

God damn it. Different season, same old story. I saw Kalulu with his hand bandaged yesterday, and I remember thinking “god damn it Pioli, what are you doing to these guys in training?” But joking aside, Pioli seems to be great at rotating the players to avoid over fatigue, yet still we are at the same situation (multiple simultaneous injuries) over and over again.

Nino
Nino
29 days ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

If Pioli was good at rotating players, then Kjaer shouldn’t have started yesterday. Kjaer was at Euros. He is 32, and he also played a very demanding game at Anfield. The CB pairing should have been Fik and Roma. Instead, he puts Fik at RB!? Florenzi was brought in as deputy to Calabria. Kalulu was available. Yet, Pioli doesn’t trust either of them to deputise for Calabria until he was forced to by the injury to Kjaer. That’s not good at all. Why upset the balance of a team suddenly? The injury to Kjaer could have and should have been… Read more »

Coach Seedorf
Coach Seedorf
29 days ago
Reply to  Nino

You are only speaking like this cos of the advantage of hind-sight. I thought of starting Kalulu also in place of Calabria but thinking of it, Tomori has player all matches and deserves rest. What if he was the one who injured? I hope this doesn’t happen. The earlier we have messias, the earlier we can give Diaz a much needed rotation/rest. You may argue that tomori is young but krunic who is injured is also young as well as Baka. This match should have been a win if we had our main strikers but considering all the injuries, Pioli… Read more »

Nino
Nino
29 days ago
Reply to  Coach Seedorf

Fair enough. Injury can happen to anyone. Bakayoko hasn’t really played much and he gets injured. However, with regards to Tomori playing more matches. Well, one: he didn’t play the Euros. Two, he wasn’t called up during the international break. It wasn’t just hindsight. I didn’t like the idea of having Tomori out as RB. Pioli has to learn to trust the players. If you think Kalulu is young, Florenzi has experience, even if you think he doesn’t have the legs. Florenzi was touted as deputy to Calabria. He could have started. Hopefully, there won’t be any more injuries, while… Read more »

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
29 days ago
Reply to  Nino

There are some good questions as well as good suggestions there mate, but I think you are being slightly harsh. Yes, in hindsight, Pioli should have started kalulu, but he probably was worried Kalulu couldn’t handle Juve’s right side and wanted someone with better defensive skills. Ultimately, Juve sat back so our right side wasn’t tested as much. You say we should have taken Juve to the sword, but we struggle when we don’t have a proper target man up front. Pelegrini is not fully fit for all we know, or not fully accustomed to our system yet. Regarding overwork… Read more »

Nino
Nino
29 days ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Fair enough. But at 80-85mins with Juve reeling and scared, I’ll put Pellegri on for Diaz and have Rebic play as SS. Or switch Rebic to LW while Leão play as SS.

One, it helps to evaluate Pellegri.

Two, it helps him to get into the groove of the game and rhythm of playing with the team.

Three, Ibra has to be managed well. Giroud missing out now is not a good sign. Hope he won’t be missing a lot of games. That leaves only Pellegri until January. The sooner he starts getting minutes, the better.

Forza Milan!