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Milan’s Bonaventura reportedly out for the rest of the season

Unsurprising news as the midfielder is reportedly set for surgery in the US

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AC Milan’s Giacomo Bonaventura will reportedly be forced to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his knee. It was already reported that Bonaventura would miss an extended period of time, but new reports indicate that the reported five month recovery period will instead take up to seven or eight months.

The surgery will reportedly be done in Pittsburgh, PA, by the same surgery who repaired Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s knee and will reportedly be more extensive than first believed. Per reports:

The surgery will be more complex than initially expected because there is a microfracture and lesion of the knee cartilage that will require a stop of at least 7-8 months. The intervention should be performed during the next week and Bonaventura will be available for next season’s pre-season.

Bonaventura is the latest injury setback for Milan in what is rapidly becoming a farce. Milan were already planning on adding to the squad in the January transfer window, but with the injury news about Lucas Biglia, Mattia Caldara, Mateo Musacchio, and now even Alessio Romagnoli, Milan will be forced to replace players and bring in new players to just cover up the holes in the lineup without looking for additionally qualify to mount a serious challenge for the Champions League.

And because timing is something that can’t always be controlled in football, Milan will be facing off against Lazio, their direct rival for the fourth spot in the table and Champions League football, this weekend, just as the injury crisis is hitting the club hard. Additionally, Milan will be without the services of star striker Gonzalo Higuain against Lazio, as he’s been suspended for both the match this weekend’s match and the upcoming match against Parma after he had a meltdown and got a red card for dissent against his former club Juventus.

Milan’s injury list is absurd, and the club is already staring down UEFA sanctions over spending, will this just end up being another lost season?