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Milan goalkeeper ‘injured by Mo Salah penalty’ undergoes surgery

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AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan has undergone surgery on a wrist injury sustained in their Champions League meeting with Liverpool last month.

The 26-year-old was signed as Gianluigi Donnarumma’s replacement this summer and has been a standout performer for the Rossoneri this season.

Maignan saved a penalty from Mohamed Salah in the 3-2 group stage match at Anfield in September.

According to Football Italia, the shot-stopper fell awkwardly after palming away Salah’s effort to keep the visitor’s in the game.

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Despite concerns over the injury, Maignan has started every single one of AC Milan’s matches since, which included four Serie A games and a Champions League match against Atletico Madrid.

They’re now set to be without their No.1 for a period of time, after he underwent a procedure to fix the problem.

Sky in Italy revealed on Tuesday that Maignan was set for an arthroscopy, a type of keyhole surgery, after persistent pain in his left wrist.

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According to reports in Italy, the goalkeeper could be sidelined anywhere from a couple of weeks to two months.

In response to the developments, AC Milan have moved for 38-year-old Antonio Mirante on a free transfer after his release from Roma in the summer.

Liverpool face AC Milan in their final Champions League group stage match in early December and Maignan faces a race against time to be fit for the meeting.

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