Abbiati blow for Milan
AC Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati has been ruled out for up to three weeks with a groin problem. The 33-year-old sustained the injury during Saturday night's 1-0 win at Parma and will miss the majority of October's matches.
A statement from AC Milan read: "Abbiati will return to play in 15 to 20 days' time. "Abbiati has a strain in the adductor muscle on his right thigh."
The former Italy international will sit out the glamour UEFA Champions League trip to Real Madrid on October 19 and the Serie A clash with Chievo three days beforehand.
Marco Amelia, who joined Milan on loan from Genoa this summer, will deputise.