AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan is set to be out for ten weeks, after getting injured saving a Mo Salah penalty against Liverpool.
The Frenchman joined the Italian giants from Lille in the summer, replacing outgoing stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Maignan, 26, has had a decent start to life in Italy, with his side unbeaten in their first seven Serie A matches.
But his progress is set to be stalled, because of a penalty save he made last month.
The once-capped international has felt persistent pain in his wrist since stopping a Salah spot kick at Anfield.
He is believed to have landed awkwardly following the save.
Maignan has played in five matches since his side’s 3-2 defeat at Anfield.
But with pain not subsiding he was forced to undergo an arthroscopic exam.
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The scan identified a damaged ligament in his left wrist, necessitating surgery.
Maignan went under the knife today, with Milan confirming that the operation went ‘perfectly’.
He will now rest for a period of six weeks, before beginning his ‘rehabilitation process’.
The Ligue 1 winner is expected to miss ten weeks in total.
Ciprian Tatarasanu is expected to deputise for Maignan.
And Milan today confirmed the signing of veteran former Juventus and Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante, 38, as extra cover.
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