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AC Milan centre-back will miss football for six months

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During AC Milan’s Serie A game against Genoa on Thursday, defender Simon Kjaer sustained a serious injury issue.

AC Milan have delivered the news that defender and Denmark international Simon Kjaer will be out of action for six months following surgery on his knee.

Apparently, the Danish centre-back had ACL problems during Rossoneri’s meeting against Genoa on Thursday night. And Kjaer had to be carried out of the pitch on a stretcher.

Milan though has confirmed that he underwent surgery on Friday and will have to work on his recovery for six months.

An official statement from the Serie A club reads: “AC Milan confirms that Simon Kjær underwent arthroscopic surgery today to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament. And reinsert the medial collateral ligament in his left knee.”

“The operation, which was carried out at the Casa di Cura La Madonnina clinic, was a perfect success, with Dr. Roberto Pozzoni performing it with the help of the CTS (Centro di Traumatologia dello Sport – Sports Traumatology Centre) team from the Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute in the presence of Club doctor Stefano Mazzoni.”

“Kjaer is doing well and is eager to begin the rehabilitation process immediately. He’s expected to be out for six months.”

In the absence of the Danish captain, Alessio Romagnoli will have a chance to spark his career at Milan. However, the club will have to look for a suitable backup defender in the forthcoming transfer window having lost their best man to injury.