AC Milan may have picked up a win over AS Roma on Saturday, but they lost Thiago Silva for up to a month in the process. The star center back went down just 10 minutes into the match with a thigh injury and was immediately subbed off. On Sunday, the team got the news that he would be out for at least five league matches and both legs of the team's Champions League quarterfinal tie against Barcelona.
"AC Milan announces Thiago Silva has undergone an MRI today which has revealed a muscular lesion in his right thigh," a statement from the club read. "The recovery period is set for three to four weeks, unless [there are] complications.''
Silva's absence will make an already difficult task that much harder for Milan when they host Barcelona on Wednesday, with the return leg a week later. Not only does Silva's injury issue a blow to Milan's Champions League dreams, but it could also hurt their chances to win Serie A, which they lead by just four points over Juventus.