El Shaarawy to miss Atleti games

Milan have been dealt a blow with the news that Stephan El Shaarawy will be out of action for 10 weeks, ruling him out of facing Atletico Madrid.

The Rossoneri play Atleti across two legs of the Champions League Last 16, with the first meeting in Italy on February 19 and the return match at the Vicente Calderon on March 11.

For the first tie at least and most likely also the second, the Italians will be without their young attacking talent, as the club have confirmed he has undergone surgery on a foot injury.

The 21-year-old has struggled for playing time this season already with injury and has now been handed a 10-week recovery period, putting his participation against Atleti at all as highly unlikely.

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