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Official: AC Milan Lose Starting Goalkeeper For The Rest Of 2021 Following Surgery

The keeper has been outstanding and this is a huge loss for Pioli’s defence. We wish him a speedy recovery.

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AC Milan have been dealt a massive blow for the remainder of 2021 as the club have lost arguably their best player in new signing Mike Maignan to a wrist injury. As we reported here, he underwent surgery yesterday but the club has now noted that he will be out for 10 weeks which means he will not play any part for the rest of the year. Maignan has been the show stopper for Milan with his shot stopping displays. The keeper already bagged 3 clean sheets in his opening 7 games in the league.

As per the official club statement on their website.

“[He] underwent an arthroscopic exam today that identified an injury to a ligament in his left wrist, which was repaired. A percutaneous pedicle screw was also fixed to the scaphoid bone in his wrist due to a vascular problem.

The operation, carried out at the La Madonnina clinic by Dr Loris Pegoli in the presence of AC Milan’s Club Doctor Stefano Mazzoni, was a perfect success. He will rest for six weeks before beginning the rehabilitation process. Maignan is expected to be out of action for ten weeks.”