Maicon hoping for speedy return

The Brazilian was set to be out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, that he picked up while away on international duty.

He said: “I felt an incredible pain and I thought it was something major like a fracture. Then the medical staff reassured me, I am hoping to be back in 2-3 weeks time.

“Now I am here in Milan and I hope I will be able to help my teammates before the end of the season.”