However, with the remaining league fixtures and a Europa League tie with Manchester United coming up, he will have the opportunities to return.
“It is always difficult for a played used to playing all the games that someone else is preferred to him,” Ielpo told Milan TV.
“He must accept the situation a little and understand that recharging the batteries can only do him good.
“Milan’s schedule is very busy, there is space for everybody, and he will find his place again very quickly in this squad.”
AC Milan host Udinese next in Serie A on Wednesday evening.