Bad news arrives for the Milan from France. In fact, the injury to the left calf immediately from Mike Maignan during the match of Nations League between the world champions and Austria, played on Thursday 22nd in Saint-Denis and won 2-0 by Bleus.
Milan, Maignan out for a month: he will miss the matches against Chelsea and Juventus
The Milan goalkeeper, subjected to instrumental tests at the Neuilly hospital before returning to Italy, has in fact suffered a injury of the medial twin muscle. The expected stop is one month: Maignan will therefore not be able to defend the Rossoneri’s posts in the double challenge of Champions League against the Chelsea, on 5 October at Stamford Bridge and 11 at San Siro, as in the home match on 8 October against Juventusbut he should also skip the matches against the Verona (October 16) e Monza (22).
Milan, possible temporary exclusion of Maignan from the Champions list
Moreover, at home Milan risks adding insult to injury in the light of the match Champions list presented to UEFA on 2 September. In fact, the name of the second goalkeeper was among the excellent excluded Ciprian Tatarusanu, as well as new signings Aster Vranckx, Malick Thiaw and Yacine Adli, the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Tiemoué Bakayoko. With Maignan in the pits, therefore, Pioli currently has only one goalkeeper available on the list, the third Antonio Mirantewho would be the only one eligible for the double match against Chelsea.
Champions list, what the regulation says for goalkeepers
Should Maignan’s diagnosis be confirmed, the club could consider temporarily excluding the Frenchman from the Champions list in favor of Tatarusanu. This eventuality is contemplated by the Uefa regulation, whicharticle 46.2, in the presence of a prognosis of 30 days or more, it allows the replacement of a goalkeeper if there are only two on the list, as in the case of Milan. Maignan could then be back on the list for the last two matches of the group against Dinamo Zagreb And Salzburg.
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