Saturday October 19 2013
Abbiati out of Milan-Udinese

Christian Abbiati won’t face Udinese this evening, as Milan’s injury crisis intensifies.

The Rossoneri host Udinese at San Siro tonight at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

While Abbiati was originally named in the squad for this game, Milan confirmed the goalkeeper picked up a calf injury during the last training session.

Either Marco Amelia or Gabriel will therefore start against the Friulani.

It’s another blow for Milan, as question marks continue to swirl around Mario Balotelli’s condition.

The striker returned from international duty with a thigh problem and there are growing rumours it is a serious injury.

Balotelli could well miss out on Udinese, Barcelona and next weekend’s Serie A match with Parma.

The Corriere dello Sport even suggests Balo could not recover in time to face Lazio on October 30.

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