Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan is determined to make the French squad for the upcoming World Cup. However, the calf injury—recently sustained by the Frenchman—has clouded his chances for the extravaganza in Qatar.
According to what is reported by L’Équipe (via La Gazzetta dello Sport), Maignan will return to France to undergo treatment in Clairefontaine. His injury will be now taken care of by the French national team doctors. The custodian intends to make a full recovery as soon as possible.
As things stand, Maignan’s recovery could take between four weeks and 45 days. One of the possibilities remains that the player will have to wait for four weeks to participate in the World Cup.
However, if the treatment does fail to produce favourable results, the former Lille man might have to give up on his dream of representing France in the World Cup.
Maignan injured his calf in France’s UEFA Nations League game against Austria in September. But the recent blow to the injured calf during Milan’s training has led the Rossoneri boss Stefano Pioli to admit that the goalkeeper might not return to action before 2023. In the meantime, the 27-year-old relies on the doctors of the national team.
GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder