Mike Maignan’s first season at AC Milan was eventful. The Serie A winner, the rossonero goalkeeper, put in an excellent performance, but was forced to stop for six weeks during the autumn after undergoing arthroscopy due to a ligament injury in his left wrist. Now in great shape and selected by Didier Deschamps for the Nations League matches, the 26-year-old goalkeeper recounted his long recovery.
“I was mostly frustrated. It was hard to accept. I played seven matches with an injured hand and I didn’t want to stop or abandon my teammates. Then, when I stopped for four days in the national team and the pain continued, I understood that I had to treat myself. The specialist who followed me at AC Milan explained to me that I risked a year offhe told the Gazzetta dello Sport. So I had an operation, but I did everything I could to come back as soon as possible. Staying at home doing nothing was not for me, I had too many goals. So I came back after six weeks instead of ten.”