Milan will be without Divock Origi for their upcoming two games against Dinamo Zagreb and Napoli, as the Belgian’s injury is more serious than initially expected, reports suggest.
The 27-year-old Belgian forward has not started a match yet for the Rossoneri, but has already been sent to the sidelines with a muscle injury, forcing him to miss out on the 2-1 win over Sampdoria on the weekend. Milan had hoped to have Origi back in time for their vital game against Napoli, but things have not panned out as planned.
As reported by Calciomercato.com, Origi is set to fly to Belgium in the coming days to meet with the Belgian national team doctors, who had already treated him during the period between his Liverpool departure and Milan arrival.
The 27-year-old’s injury initially seemed to be localised in his thigh muscles, but now indications suggest that the root of the issue is deeper and is related to his tendons, more serious than first predicted.
The goal is to resolve Origi’s tendon inflammation, the same injury that forced Alessandro Florenzi to undergo surgery, as soon as possible in order to allow him to finally settle in Stefano Pioli’s squad.
For now, every two or three training sessions the former Liverpool striker is forced to rest in order to avoid overloading his muscles, something that cannot be allowed to continue across the season.