Milan, Maignan out until January: skip the 2022 World Cup

The French goalkeeper forced to stop for a long time due to injury

Mike Maignan, Milan goalkeeper, will have to remain stationary until January due to a muscle injury in his calf and will miss the Qatar 2022 World Cup, in which France defends the title. The injury “will keep him out until January I think”, said Milan coach Stefano Pioli.

“We are very sorry for his injury. He is an important player and he was doing everything to get back: we tried to evaluate all the possibilities, he pushed to return earlier and the instrumental exams said that he had already recovered in the previous week. We did it. all the right things, but sadly it’s not the same muscle, “he adds.

The Italian champions cannot yet count on Zlatan Ibrahimovic. “Zlatan in everything he says and does is never trivial, he is very intelligent; he knows how we want to play and how we prepare for matches and he confronts me. His is a positive presence”, says Pioli. “His recovery is still a bit long, it will take some time to see him again on the pitch; it is nice, however, to see him here in Milanello: he is fine with the boys.”