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Rossoneri Round-up for 23 January: Cristian Zapata to miss time with a hamstring injury

Plus links for the day.

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Oh, look, another injury at Milan, and to another central defender. Great.

MIlan put out a press release about the condition of Cristian Zapata, saying:

AC Milan announces that today Cristian Zapata underwent an MRI which showed a lesion of the biceps femoris muscle of the right thigh due to the injury occurred during the match Genoa CFC vs AC Milan. A new medical check is scheduled in two weeks time.

The “lesion of the biceps femoris muscle” is a fancy way of saying he hurt his hamstring. If it’s a minor strain, he’ll be back within a few weeks. If the strain is more serious, he’ll be out for a longer period of time, anywhere from four to eight weeks.

However, if Zapata had tore his hamstring, they would likely have done surgery and he’d be out for months. Let’s hope it’s just a “minor” strain so Zapata can get back onto the pitch.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Tactical Review of Milan’s win over Genoa. [AC Milan Offside]

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri said that Paulo Dybala is destined for greatness. [Black & White & Read All Over]

Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartłomiej Drągowski has been loaned to Empoli for the rest of the season. [Viola Nation]

World Football Links

Leeds United are reportedly interested in making a bid for Valladolid pair if they are promoted. [Through It All Together]

West Ham United fined for pitch invasions against Burnley. []

Marcelo Bielsa’s gift to Newell’s Old Boys shows just how much he loves the club and his obsession with details. []

Sacramento Republic has a new investor, NHL owner Ron Burkle, and so might finally be able to get an MLS expansion team. []

AFC Bournemouth signed defender Chris Mepham from Brentford for £12 million. []