Mario Balotelli’s injury is worse than previously thought and could rule him out of Milan-Barcelona on Tuesday.
The striker returned from international duty with a thigh problem that means he’s not in the squad for tonight’s Serie A match against Udinese.
La Gazzetta dello Sport now claims the setback is even more serious than at first thought.
Further tests are required, but the newspaper believes Balotelli will be ruled out of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Barcelona and next weekend’s Serie A game against Parma.
It would be a heavy blow for the Rossoneri, who are already without Giampaolo Pazzini, Stephan El Shaarawy, Mattia De Sciglio and Daniele Bonera.
Balotelli also missed last season’s encounter with Barcelona, as he was Cup-tied after making the move from Manchester City in January.
There is some good news for Coach Massimiliano Allegri, as this evening against Udinese he has Kaka, Valter Birsa and Matias Silvestre back at his disposal.