One of the new AC Milan players, Andrea Conti, will be absent for a long time. The 23-year-old right-back was struck by a knee ligament injury and had to pull over for six months.
Conti has actually not recovered from an ankle injury he got when defending the Italian national team. However, in practice session with Milan on Friday (15/09/2017), he even get a more serious injury.
Conti was diagnosed with an injury in his left knee ligament. The healing process of this injury is expected to take about six months.
“Andrea Conti underwent an examination this afternoon, the results indicating an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) that broke in the left knee,” Milan wrote in a statement quoted by Soccerway.
“The Italian international will undergo surgery for ACL reconstruction (on Saturday), the recovery period is estimated to be six months.”
Conti is one part of the massive shopping of Milan in the transfer market this summer. He was imported from Atalanta at a cost of about 24 million euros.
Since joining Milan, Conti has only played five times. With this injury, Milan’s right-back position will be occupied by Ignazio Abate.