Pipita will in all likelihood be forced to miss the challenge with AC Milan in the Italian Cup, but he could do it for the eventual final or at least the return of the Serie A. The Serbian hopes to be there with Atalanta at the restart
The first stop
Higuain is patient one of the post-COVID-19 Juventus infirmary. Last to return from Argentina (where he was two months to be close to his daughter and sick mother), he is the first victim of the dreaded muscle woes, which are affecting several sports centers in these days. This is despite Maurizio Sarri and his staff are using particular caution with the most fragile players and with those who have joined late, just to try to prevent injuries: after more than two months of inactivity, the danger of crack is very high. The Pipita did a lot of work apart and only in the last few days had he returned to the group. Having an important muscle structure, he needs time to get in shape. He knows that at this moment the risk of getting hurt is very high, which is why at the first sign he stopped the morning training as a precaution.
Sergej Milinkovic stopped and Lazio immediately feared he could lose his jewel for the restart of the championship. Hours of intense anxiety after the Serbian midfielder felt some discomfort in his right knee worsen yesterday morning. In the Wednesday afternoon session following a slip in a game contrast he had felt some pain, which however had not stopped him from completing his training regularly. Yesterday, however, he remained in the pits. To assess the situation, an MRI was fixed at the Paideia clinic. Meanwhile, apprehensions were growing in the Biancoceleste home: the risk of having to do less than the Serbian midfielder for Lazio’s return to the field in the match against Atalanta on 24 June was increasingly impending. In the early hours of the afternoon, a new medical consultation. In the evening, further tests revealed a knee sprain which however did not involve the ligaments (new checks in the next few hours).
So for Milinkovic there is a pit stop of about two weeks. Then, he will have to recover the right condition to return to the field. The goal of the “Sergeant” is to be able to be available for the match against Atalanta, but his recovery must however be assessed starting from the developments of the next few days. Certainly, there is a significant factor of uncertainty in Inzaghi’s work plan towards the restart of the championship, given the value of the Serbian and his return to high levels this season. Milinkovic was decisive with his goals in the successes of the Olimpico against Juventus and Inter, who gave the turning point to bring the biancocelesti to the Scudetto area. In the twenty-six days played by Lazio in this championship, the 25-year-old Serbian missed only one match, that of Parma, for a disqualification resulting from the sum of yellow cards. He found that lost continuity a year ago so as to rekindle the market attention of the top European clubs: Manchester United, Real Madrid and especially Paris Saint Germain are always interested in hiring him.
June 5, 2020 (change June 5, 2020 | 09:28)
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