Kjaer underwent surgery: out for six months

epa09615468 Milan?s Simon Kjaer (bottom) receives medical assistance after suffering an injury during the Italian Serie A soccer match Genoa CFC vs AC Milan at Luigi Ferraris stadium in Genoa, Italy, 01 December 2021. EPA-EFE/LUCA ZENNARO

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.

Pioli: ‘We are sorry for Kjaer, we could have to intervene on the market’

“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.

2 Comments on “Kjaer underwent surgery: out for six months”

  1. Plz buy someone new and sell Romagnoli asap. Romagnoli is a false prophet that will bring nothing but catastrophes for us.
    Should be straight forward to get someone half decent.

  2. Shame for him, given he’s probably having the best spell of his career over the last few seasons.
    Romagnoli was shocking v Berardi last week, so it doesn’t look like he’ll be the answer. Milan will need to buy in January.
    Denayer of Lyon might be a cheap option to come in.

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