According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Simon Kjaer is likely to remain out of action for six months with a knee injury, so his season is potentially over.
The Dane sustained an injury in the opening minutes of Genoa-Milan on Wednesday and yesterday’s exams highlighted damage to the ligaments of his left knee.
Kjaer will undergo surgery today and according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, he is not expected to return to the pitch before six months, meaning his season is virtually over.
The 32-year-old has played 14 games across all competitions this season and has recently signed a two-year contract extension with the Serie A giants.
Kjaer ranked 18th at the Ballon d’Or on Monday night.
The Rossoneri have Matteo Gabbia, Fikayo Tomori and Alessio Romagnoli as centre defenders and will likely sign a new centre-back in January.
Milan are expected to release an official statement after today’s surgery to confirm the expected recovery time for the experienced defender who has played 54 games with the Diavoli since he arrived in January 2020.
Gazzetta: "Kjaer crack. Si ipotizzano sei mesi di stop" https://t.co/vPvndP6dCN
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