Milan have announced centre-back Simon Kjaer underwent arthroscopy in the left knee to fix the cruciate ligament and has been ruled out for six months.
The Rossoneri defender suffered the injury in the initial phase of the 3-0 win over Genoa on Wednesday and was stretchered off in the first half of the match.
Coach Stefano Pioli confirmed he might be forced to look for a new defender in the transfer market in January to replace the Denmark international, who has been a vital part of the squad since joining in January 2020.
The club has confirmed the player underwent surgery today and the 32-year-old is expected to be out for six months.
“AC Milan announce that today, Simon Kjaer underwent arthroscopy in the left knee for the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament and the re-insertion of the medial collateral ligament,” the club wrote in a statement.
“The operation, carried out at La Madonnina Clinic, was perfectly successful and was performed by Dr. Roberto Pozzoni with the help of the Galeazzi CTS (Centre for Sports Traumatology) team in the presence of the club’s health manager, Stefano Mazzoni.”
The official statement from the Rossoneri explained the centre-back is doing ‘well and is motivated to start the rehabilitation process immediately’. But the club confirms the estimation of a six-month recovery time.
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