Youngster troubled by problem during pre-season.
AC Milan starlet Mattia De Sciglio is set to undergo knee surgery on Wednesday which is likely to rule him out for at least a month.
The 20-year-old defender emerged as one of the brightest talents in Serie A last season, not only breaking into the Milan first-team but then becoming a regular part of Cesare Prandelli’s Italy squad.
While there were big hopes for the talented youngster to continue his development this season, his progress has taken a knock as he will undergo surgery on Wednesday to rectify meniscus damage on his left knee.
De Sciglio will be operated on by Professor Schonhuber in Milan, with the early prognosis suggesting that he will be ruled out for at least a month, potentially two, as he will look to regain match fitness.
Along with Stephan El Shaarawy, the Italian international represents the Rossoneri’s future for years to come, with early comparisons being drawn between himself and club legend Paolo Maldini.
However, there is great concern at Milan ahead of the weekend with the news that Ignazio Abate is also ruled out for the trip to Torino after picking up an injury on international duty last week.
Massimiliano Allegri faces a real selection headache with both his first choice full-backs ruled out, with both likely to also miss the Champions League opener against Celtic next week.
It is likely that Urby Emanuelson will continue to fill in at left-back, while veteran Cristian Zaccardo will be promoted to first-choice right-back in Abate’s absence.