Ante Rebić, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Rafael Leão and Davide Calabria are back and should be available for Thursday.
Milan finished the first round of the season in 2nd place and they are now getting ready to kick off the second round and they face Roma at San Siro on Thursday (18:30 CET kickoff).
The Rossoneri’s biggest problem in the first half of the campaign was the injuries, and they are going to start 2022 with some absentees as well. However, some good news came out of Milanello in the last few days.
Calabria has been training with the rest of the team since they got back from the Christmas break and is fit again. Zlatan, as reported by Milannews.it, trained with the group today, while Ante and Rafa did the first part of today’s training session with the rest of the team, and then continued with personalized work before Rebić did some technical work and Leão returned to the group.
This is a huge boost for coach Stefano Pioli, who against Roma will be without the injured Alessandro Plizzari, Simon Kjær and Pietro Pellegri, as well as without Franck Kessié, Ismaël Bennacer and Fodé Ballo-Touré who are with their national teams gearing up for the Africa Cup of Nations.
There are a few more sessions to go until Thursday, but it’s almost certain that the three forwards, who are instrumental in Milan’s offensive game, and Calabria, will return to the squad.