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Milan star Rafael Leao has suffered a first-degree injury to his right femoral biceps, while Davide Calabria has a flexor problem, but the Italian international’s injuries have been ruled out following medical examinations on Sunday.
Both players were forced off the pitch during AC Milan’s 2-2 draw with Lecce on Saturday. They underwent MRI scans on Sunday morning, and medical tests revealed a first-degree biceps femoris injury for Leao, who had been substituted after just 10 minutes at the Stadio Via Del Mare. “For Leao, it’s a level 1 injury to the femoral biceps of the right thigh”, said AC Milan, who did not specify how long he would be unavailable. How long Leao will recover is still uncertain, but it seems unlikely that the Portuguese will rejoin his national team for matches against Liechtenstein and Iceland.
Davide Calabria’s injury seems less serious as Italian sources, including MilanPress and Milan News, claim that the Italian defender is suffering from edema caused by an overload of the left flexor, but examinations have ruled out injury to the Rossoneri captain. Calabria has been called up for the first time by Italy coach Luciano Spalletti, and it remains to be seen whether he will be available for the Azzurri for the games against Northern Macedonia and Ukraine.