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Milan’s Lucas Biglia could miss up to two months with calf muscle injury

Midfielder reportedly tore his calf muscle and will be out until January

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Water is wet. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Lucas Biglia will miss time injured.

It’s probably not fair to say that Biglia is injured a lot for AC Milan, although he is, but it’s not really his fault. It might be the fault of the club to rely on a 32 year-old central midfielder who was out with two fractured vertebrae last April.

A quick look at Biglia’s injury history should tell you that as he’s gotten older Biglia, like most players over 30, is starting to get injured more frequently. He’s got a lot of experience and relies on veteran savvy more than physical gifts at this point in his career, but his body is starting to betray him.

Biglia was out for 14 games for Lazio in the 2016-17 season before the sold him to Milan. Last season he was out for nine games for Milan. So now he will miss at least two months with a torn calf muscle, and this shouldn’t be surprising.

Milan need to find a good central midfielder in the January window, either on loan or in a transfer, because Biglia will get injured again and miss more time. Biglia has been good for Milan after a shaky start to the season at Napoli, and he will be missed in midfield. Of course, going to a two man midfield in a 4-4-2 formation might limit how much he’s missed, but the point remains that Milan will have a huge hole in their midfield with Biglia being out injured, and that the club should have planned for him to lose time and bring in another central midfielder who can take up his role while he’s out.