Ambrosini sidelined with ankle injury

The veteran midfielder could be out of action for some time and has been joined on the treatment table by goalkeeper Christian Abbiati
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri will have to do without the services of Massimo Ambrosini after he suffered ankle ligament damage in the clash with Juventus on Sunday.

Ambrosini picked up a knock shortly before the break and was forced to stay behind in the dressing-room at half-time.

The holding midfielder underwent further examination on Monday and it has now been revealed that he will be out of action for a while.

"AC Milan would like to communicate that Massimo Ambrosini sprained his right ankle during the match against Juventus and has suffered some ligament damage," a statement on the club's website reads.

Christian Abbiati, meanwhile, had to be taken off after 15 minutes of play due to a calf injury and will be also be unavailable for an indefinite period of time.

"Christian Abbiati, meanwhile, has strained his right calf. Both will have a better idea of how long their recovery time will be further into the week."

Milan resume Serie A action on April 28 at home against Catania.