Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik could be out of action for four months after sustaining knee ligament damage.
The Polish star was substituted at half time of his country’s World Cup qualifying win over Denmark on Saturday evening.
Reports soon emerged that the 22-year-old had torn the anterior cruiciate ligament of his left knee, prompting fears of a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
However, while this remains the case, Polish oulet Przeglad Sportowy say that following tests, it appears that Milik’s injury is only a partial tear rather than a full one.
As such, he should be able to make a comeback around February, much sooner than originally anticipated.
“A lesion to the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee has been spotted,” confirmed Polish Federation spokesman Jakub Kwiatowski.
“Milik will return to Italy today and over the next few hours could have surgery.”
The former Ajax player will return to his club on Sunday for additional examination before potentially undergoing an operation.
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