AC Milan’s Defender Zapata Faces Weeks On The Sidelines With Injury

AC Milan centre-back Cristian Zapata is likely to miss at least four weeks of action through a foot injury.

The Colombian defender sustained the injury during the 2-1 win over Sassuolo in the Coppa Italia on Tuesday. Subsequent scans have now revealed a fracture in his right foot.

The Rossoneri have yet to place a time frame on the player’s recovery but given the nature of the injury the 28-year-old is expected to be sidelined for up to a month.

Cristian Zapata Faces Four Weeks on the Sidelines With Injury. Image: Getty.
Cristian Zapata Faces Four Weeks on the Sidelines With Injury. Image: Getty.

The Serie A club said a statement: “AC Milan announces that in the last stages of the game between Milan and Sassuolo, Cristian Zapata, following contact during play, has suffered a bone fracture in his second metatarsal of his right foot.”

Zapata has been a key member of Filippo Inzaghi’s squad and has started eight games this season. Milan are eighth in the Italian league and face Atalanta on Sunday.

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