Sigh of relief for AC Milan as midfield duo not seriously injured
AC Milan are relieved to have learnt that Nigel De Jong and Kevin-Prince Boateng are not as seriously injured as first feared after they picked up knocks during the Champions League qualifier against PSV Eindhoven on August 20.
The Dutchman underwent a scan on August 21 that revealed some bad bruising on a toe on his left foot but nothing more serious.
Tests also revealed the Ghanaian midfielder has some bruising on his left thigh.
According to Sky Sport Italia, both players will miss the season’s opening fixture away at Hellas Verona on August 24.
However, that is expected to be the only match that the midfield pair will be forced to watch from the sidelines as the Rossoneri’s medical staff believe both should be fit in time to face PSV in the return fixture on August 28 at the San Siro.
De Jong only featured 12 times for Milan during the 2012-13 as a ruptured Achilles tendon kept him out for much of the season.