Official: Bennacer underwent surgery on his right knee, recovery time is estimated to be at least six months

Ismaël Bennacer during Napoli-Milan at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on April 18, 2023. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Ismaël Bennacer will miss at least 6 months of football after his injury against Inter last week.

Right before the 2nd leg in the Champions League against Inter and before the final stretch of the season, Milan found out today that they will be missing one of their most important players for a very lengthy period through injury.

Bennacer picked up an injury last Wednesday at San Siro against Inter and it turned out to be quite a serious one, which required him going under the knife.

“Milan announces that Ismaël Bennacer underwent surgery on his right knee in Lyon this morning,” a statement on the website of the Rossoneri reads. “The repair of the cartilage lesion was successfully performed by Dr. Bertrand Sonnery Cottet in the presence of Milan’s club doctor, Dr. Stefano Mazzoni.

“The recovery time is estimated to be at least six months.” Milan will have to find solutions both this season and in the next one as Bennacer covered several important roles for Stefano Pioli.

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Dan Ban

Not to be negative, but with Bennacer out and with almost certainty that we will end up in the Europa League next season, time for Pioli to try Pobega, Vranxx, CDK and Adil. See who steps up, if they get no minutes we would never know


Get well too soon great guy. meanwhile what’s stopping Milan owner ( not management only) to buy Sadio Maine from Bayern? if we truly want to win the league again, beat the likes of Inter lazio, Roma, Napoli and Juventus next season I think we should acquire players with experience and big heart in the top flight but my fear is that by the end of the season Caldinale or what’s he called will tell us he can only budget 50m only for a big club like Milan. We need a good right winger and there’s this guy from Nice… Read more »


Only if you want to get banned from FFP, we as a club can’t afford to put to gather a 100 million package for a 31 year old. It’s just not a realistic nor a smart strategy

Last edited 1 year ago by Bruno
Calm down

Get well soon and back stronger !


Get well soon and back stronger bennacer!!!