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AC Milan without Patrick Cutrone this weekend: Now what?

We’ll be okay!

Italy U21 v Albania U21 - International Friendly Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

As we’d previously reported, Cutrone picked up a sprained ankle in Italy’s U21 match against Albania. The injury, while not severe, has ruled Cutrone out of the game against Cagliari on Sunday. What does this mean for AC Milan going forward?

Luckily, the injury is minor and will likely only cause Cutrone to miss 1-2 games, and missing Dudelange on Thursday the 20th isn’t at all worrisome as the Rossoneri have plenty of ability to leave with 3 points. What this does afford is more time for Higuain on the pitch and perhaps using Borini in his original striker role as the backup for now. Higuain was brought in to score and while he hasn’t opened his account with Milan just yet, you’d bet on him to do it against a mid-table Cagliari side who bested Atalanta in the last round 1-0. All that being said, Higuain has done wonders since his arrival with his involvement in the build-up play as well as his ability to retain possession.

Milan aren’t a lost cause without Cutrone as we were last season thanks to what Higuain offers. Look for the Rossoneri to deliver a bruising over the coming weeks, and deliver more-so when Cutrone is back in the fold.