Maignan: ‘My left wing is hit, but my return…’

Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan showed his wrist after surgery that will keep him out for 10 weeks and assures ‘my left wing has been hit, but my return to the air will be frightening.’

The France international had keyhole surgery today that repaired a damaged ligament in his left wrist and fixed a percutaneous pedicle screw to the scaphoid bone in his wrist due to a vascular problem.

He must wear the cast for six weeks, then begin the rehabilitation process, hoping to be back on the pitch in circa 10 weeks’ time.

Maignan posted an image of himself in hospital this evening with a message for the fans, written in French and Italian.

“My left wing has been hit, but my return to the air will be frightening. Thank you to everyone for your messages and your support, together we are stronger.”

The Rossoneri have signed 38-year-old goalkeeper Antonio Mirante as a free agent until the end of the season to fill in for Maignan, challenging Ciprian Tatarusanu for the gloves.

Mirante will be able to register for the Champions League group stage, as Maignan is ruled out for over 30 days, so UEFA allow a loophole.

 

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