Milan have suffered a real blow after it emerged that Thiago Silva has incurred a nasty-looking knee injury.
The Brazil international underwent a series of tests this morning, including an MRI which ultimately revealed that he has torn the meniscus in his right knee.
Milan have since released a statement detailing that Thiago Silva plans to travel to Brazil where he will seek a second opinion from the national team's doctor Jose Luiz Runco.
It is as yet unclear how long he faces on the sidelines, but meniscus injuries tend to take a while to heal.
The only crumb of comfort is that Milan have just two more League games before the winter break.
Thiago Silva is widely considered to be a key component of Milan's defence alongside Alessandro Nesta.
Mathieu Flamini has also been ruled out for three or four weeks after he tore the medial ligaments in his right knee.
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