Milan striker Leao ruled out until 2022

by | Dec 14, 2021 14:09

Milan forward Rafael Leao is unlikely to be fit for the final two games of 2021, leaving the Rossoneri with limited options up front.

The 22-year-old Portuguese striker has not yet fully recovered from the muscle injury suffered during the 2-0 win over Salernitana earlier this month, which later was discovered to be a strong thigh contusion.

Recent tests have shown that Leao’s injury has not fully healed yet and so the hopes of having him back for the final two games of the year against Napoli and Empoli looks slim.

Calciomercato.com highlighted how this leaves Milan with limited options up front, with veteran striker Olivier Giroud only just returning to the squad after suffering a muscle injury himself.

Ante Rebic and Pietro Pellegri are both sidelined until January as well, forcing coach Stefano Pioli to tinker with his forward line for the upcoming two matches.

Leao is not expected to recover until the new year, with the hope being that he’ll be fit in time to face Roma on January 6.

It’s a tough start to the year for Milan, with the Rossoneri facing Juventus on January 23 before having the derby against Simone Inzaghi’s Inter on February 6.

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6 Comments

  1. BananaJoe

    Have they stopped MilanLab

  2. Milan Fan

    Just fantastic. As I said before, being in Europe or not does not have any effect on Milan‘s injury problems. They just keep coming regardless, like last season.

  3. Michael

    Is Rebic still alive? Feels like forever since I’ve last seen him on the pitch. Unfortunately the goals aren’t coming anymore these days, and the left flank which used to be our strongest side doesn’t work with only Hernandez.

  4. ACM1899

    What are they doing over at Milan Lab?? Because they are certainly NOT keeping players fit…

  5. DB Milan

    Is Josef Mengele in charge at Milan Lab or what?

  6. Milan Fan

    Funny thing is, when these guys finally get back after a looong time, they’ll get injured again after a few matches (in which they won’t perform anywhere near their best anyway)

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