Italian international Alessandro Florenzi has been ruled out for a month after he underwent a knee operation earlier on Saturday. The period of recuperation from the surgery was revealed on the AC Milan website. The knee surgery was performed by Pier Paolo Marianiat the Villa Stuart Clinic in the Italian capital of Rome with AC Milan doctor Lucio Genesio in attendance.
The arthroscopic operation was done to correct a little tear to the media meniscus in the left knee of the AC Milan utility player who has played seven of the eight games at the club this season. The Italian has started twice plus five substitute appearances for Milan following his move from AS Roma this summer. Alessandro Florenzi has been used on the right side of defence and on the rightwing.
Florenzi is expected to missas many as six games in all competitionsincluding a possible reunion with AS Roma. The Italian international could miss those games later this month with the first being the away game with Atalanta on Sunday night.
Ahead of the Atalanta game in Bergamo, Milan boss Stefano Pioli has a doubt on his selection in midfield as he has to decide who to select between Ismael Bennacer and SandroTonali to partner Franck Kessiefor his starting line-up. Milan fans would be hoping that Kessie rediscovers his form especially after his red card in midweek. The Ivorian midfielder was sent off during the Champions League clash with Spanish La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night after two yellow cards.
The first half red card to Kessie impacted the Champions League clash in favour of the Spanish team who scored two late goals to secure a 2-1 win. Milan had a first half lead through Rafael Leao, while the two Atletico Madrid goals were scored by French World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez (penalty).