AC Milan

Simon Kjaer provides update on recovery from ACL injury

Jack Gallagher
Simon Kjaer is on the mend
Simon Kjaer is on the mend / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

AC Milan defender Simon Kjaer has said that he is 'very happy and positive' about his recovery from an ACL tear suffered earlier in the season.

The 33-year-old sustained the injury back in December and is not expected to return to action until next season. However, despite missing their defensive leader, Milan have continued their fine form and currently sit top of the Serie A table - three points clear of Napoli in second place.

And that's because the likes of Fikayo Tomori and Pierre Kalulu have stepped up in Kjaer's absence to ensure the Rossoneri's defence remains as watertight as ever.

Speaking in an interview with Danish media outlet Ekstra Bladet, the defender provided a positive update on his rehabilitation, stating that he intends to come back 'even stronger'.

“I’m where I need to be with my knee. Rehabilitation is going well. I’m very happy and positive about the progress," he said. "I improve it all the time and I’m back on the grass at Milanello and it’s a good feeling. I will soon enter the phase where the knee will let me do everything, and then I can really improve physically,

"I don’t doubt for a second that I will come back even stronger. I work with my whole body, but the knee determines the pace."

Although Kjaer's progress is promising, Milan still remain interested in bringing some defensive reinforcements to the club in the summer transfer window.

90min understands that the club are confident of signing Sven Botman from Lille - with a fee of £25m being touted.