Friday July 29 2011
El Shaarawy injury mystery

Milan will be without Mathieu Flamini, Philippe Mexes, Pippo Inzaghi or the mysteriously injured Stephan El Shaarawy for the Italian Super Cup.

The Rossoneri fly out to Beijing for the clash with Inter on August 6 and El Shaarawy was hoping to make his official debut.

“He had only one training session at Milanello and then had to stop,” explained Coach Massimiliano Allegri.

“Unfortunately, he won't be coming to Beijing. Flamini won't be there either, which is a shame, as he was one of the players in best shape.

“We have to calmly evaluate Inzaghi's situation, while Mexes is certainly out. We'll have the defender back at the end of September.”

The others have long-term injury issues, while Flamini picked up a muscular problem last week.

El Shaarawy was one of the big signings of the summer from Genoa and much was expected of ‘The Little Pharaoh,' but he is yet to play in the Rossoneri jersey.

The Corriere dello Sport suggests the teenager is suffering from a knee inflammation, but information is scarce.