Saturday January 28 2012
Milan miss Merkel for six weeks?

There are reports Alexander Merkel will be out for up to six weeks with a sprained knee, adding to Milan’s midfield injury crisis.

The German midfielder limped off during the 3-1 Coppa Italia quarter-final victory against Lazio this week.

It’s suggested tests have shown a nasty sprain that will sideline the player for 30-40 days.

This would be a particularly bad blow for the Rossoneri, as Merkel was recalled on loan from Genoa – who co-own the player – to help assuage their injury crisis.

Alberto Aquilani, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Mathieu Flamini are all out for around a month, while it is not clear when Gennaro Gattuso will recover from an eye condition.

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