Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has only played 30 minutes this season with AC Milan, between a knee injury and Achilles tendon problems, will not be restored for the Champions League game against Atlético de Madrid on Tuesday.
Milan, on the other hand, could recover their defender Simon Kjaer (thigh) and full-back Alessandro Florenzi (knee), absent last weekend against Spezia (2-1) in the Italian league, said coach Stefano Pioli this Monday.
“For Kjaer and Florenzi, the training sessions this afternoon and tomorrow morning will be essential. For the other injured, it is more difficult, I think it is more likely that they will return after the international break ”in October, said the Rossonero coach.
These statements exclude a priori a return this week by Ibrahimovic, both for the Champions League match and for the league match at the Fiorentina field on Sunday, the day of his 40 years.
Ibrahimovic had returned to competing late for knee surgery in June, which caused him to miss the Euro with Sweden.
He then played for half an hour against Lazio (2-0) on September 12, where he scored his first goal of the season. But a pain in the Achilles tendon has again separated him from the group.
Olivier Giroud, his natural substitute in point, has just returned to the field after a quarantine due to coronavirus and some back pain.
“Losing two weeks of training has its weight. The 45 minutes against Spezia were useful, their condition will improve with the next matches, “Pioli stressed about the Frenchman. (AFP)