Bennacer injury: the recovery time

AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer suffered an injury in the first half against Red Star Belgrade and will most likely miss the derby.

Bad news for Stefano Pioli during the match against Red Star Belgrade. Around the 40 minute, Ismael Bennacer was substituted after a muscular problem. The midfielder was touching his hamstring and it looks like it may be a serious problem.

The fact that the Rossoneri medical staff, after having examined him, immediately asked for the substitution with Sandro Tonali taking his place. Clearly the thought immediately goes to the Sunday derby.

Bennacer had just returned on the pitch after a long stop and a new injury would be a really heavy blow. The former Empoli player was sidelined for two months due to another muscle injury. He had been back for a few weeks and tonight Pioli used him from the first minute in order to put minutes in his legs.

The real disappointment of the evening is the injury of Bennacer. He felt something, this is the real negative aspect of today’s evening. I feel sorry for him as he will have to stop again“, said Stefano Pioli after the match.

It is difficult to establish the recovery times for Bennacer at the moment. Tomorrow the player will undergo medical when the team arrives in Italy. The first signals are not promising and the risk that Ismael Bennacer may miss the derby is quite high. Fortunately, Sandro Tonali has recovered in time and is ready to play alongside Kessie in midfield.

The former Brescia talent, the big signing of last summer’s transfer window, has had some difficulties in adapting under Pioli. Nevertheless, Tonali is a key player and ready to substitute Bennacer in te derby.

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