Bad news arrived from AC Milan camp as the Rossoneri set to lose one of their important new signing this season, Andrea Conti, for at least six months.
The right back who was supposedly recovering from his minor ankle injury apparently picked up a much serious problem during Friday training as the Italian international damaged his knee ligament.
Milan announced the bad news via their official website, confirming that after further medical examination they found a tear on Conti’s left knee ligament, which means that the player will be operated to fix the issue.
It’s a bad blow indeed for Rossoneri as despite such an early season, the former Atalanta star has been considered an important piece for Milan’s setup this season under Vincenzo Montella.
The defender’s long term absence means that Ignazio Abate will be taking Conti’s spot as the Red and Black squad’s main right back with youngster, Davide Calabria acting as back up.
Some concern might rise considering Abate himself hasn’t been having the best fitness situation in the last couple of years, notably due to his age.
Which means, Calabria who hasn’t been convincing many people in his recent performances might be getting more playing time until Conti can get himself back on the pitch again.