Select a Team

Milan suffer Onyewu blow

Galliani demands compensation from USA Football Federation

Last Updated: 15/10/09 2:56pm

  • Share:
Onyewu: Set for more tests

Onyewu: Set for more tests

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

AC Milan have been told by the USA Football Federation that defender Oguchi Onyewu has sustained a suspected knee tendon injury.

The USA international, who only joined the Serie A giants in the summer, picked up the serious problem while representing his country against Costa Rica on Wednesday.

Onyewu is awaiting the results of further tests, but the 27-year-old fears the worst and could be facing an operation and a long rehabilitation period.

He told skypsorts.com: "It is a big blow for me. I am devastated.

"After a jump, I did not feel my knee. I knew straight away that I was badly injured.

"But that is life. Hopefully, I will come back soon."

After confirming the injury in a short statement on their official website, Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has announced that his club will seek damages.

"I'm very angry because once again the national teams take our players and we have to pay the consequences of injuries," Galliani is quoted as saying by Italian media.

"We demand compensation from the American Federation because we cannot pay the salary of a player who cannot play for six months."

  • Share:

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Pogba is still improving

Pogba is still improving

Man Utd would not be getting the finished article in Paul Pogba but that should excite, not concern.

Would Pogba transform Man Utd?

Would Pogba transform Man Utd?

What kind of impact would Paul Pogba have at Man Utd? And how would he fit into Jose Mourinho's side?

Spotlight on Pogba

Spotlight on Pogba

France's Paul Pogba has not yet met expectations at Euro 2016. Can he seize the moment against Iceland?