Milan without Abbiati for Udinese encounter

The 36-year-old goalkeeper's latest injury could also keep him on the sidelines for the Rossoneri's Champions League clash against Barcelona on Tuesday
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AC Milan have confirmed that goalkeeper Christian Abbiati will miss Saturday's encounter with Serie A rivals Udinese.

The veteran goalkeeper has picked up a calf injury and joins star Rossoneri striker Mario Balotelli on the sidelines as they look to clamber into the Serie A top 10.

"With just a few hours to go until kick-off, Christian Abbiati has picked up a calf problem and won't be on the pitch this evening against Udinese," the club confirmed via an official statement on their website.

The club’s latest injury leaves coach Massimilano Allegri with limited choice as to who should fill in for Abbiati, though Marco Amelia is expected to deputise for the 36-year-old.

With no confirmation of the length that the goalkeeper could be injured for, there is the the possibility that Milan will be without Abbiati for their Champions League clash with Barcelona at San Siro on Tuesday.