Rafael Leao Portuguese forward has yet to fully recover from a muscle injury during the win. Salernitana 2-0 earlier this month which was later found to be a serious injury.
Recent tests show that Leao’s injury has not yet heal. So hopes of him returning to fitness in the final two games of the year against. Napoli and Empoli are unlikely to come true.
Calciomercato says Milan will have limit options. With veteran striker Olivier Giroud just returning from a muscle injury.
Ante Rebic and Peotor Pellegri are also out until January. With coach Stefano Pioli looking to improve his attacking line for the next two games.
Leao is not expect to recover until the new year. There is still hope he will be fit for the game against Roma on January 6.
Milan have a tough schedule at the start of the year. With Juventus on January 23 before a derby against Inter Milan on February 6.
According to the latest from Antonio Vitiello of MilanNews. The examination on Pellegri confirmed the presence of an injury to the right adductor muscle with a new check-up scheduled in about ten days.
Meanwhile, there were hopes that Leao could play against Liverpool tomorrow and that his substitution was precautionary, but he suffered a strong muscular contusion in the back of his right thigh which actually caused a small muscle injury to the femoral biceps. According to Daniele Longo, this means he will not be back against Liverpool.