AC Milan's Mattia de Sciglio ruled out for a month

De Sciglio ruled out for a month
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AC Milan confirm that Mattia de Sciglio will be out for a month after knee surgery.

AC Milan have confirmed that full-back Mattia de Sciglio will be missing for the next month following surgery on his knee.

The 20-year-old has been struggling with injury for the past few months, which has interrupted his preparations ahead of the new season.

His one appearance so far came in the second leg of the Champions League playoff against PSV Endhoven.

The Italian international went under the knife at La Madonnina clinic in Milan earlier today, with the Rossoneri stating: "The prognosis is around a month, without complications."

De Sciglio is now likely miss Serie A games against Torino, Napoli, Bologna and Sampdoria, while also being ruled doubtful for the clash with Italian champions Juventus on October 6.

He is also expected to miss the Champions League games against Celtic and Ajax.

AC Milan's Mario Balotelli in action during a friendly match against Chelsea on August 4, 2013
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