Muntari injures teammate in training session

Sulley Muntari could be fined by Milan after injuring teammate Marco van Ginkel during a training session.

The Gazzetta Dello Sport and Sky sports Italia reports that the Milan is furious with Muntari for causing the sprained ankle that has ruled van Ginkel out until 2015.

Van Ginkel, who is on loan at Milan from Chelsea as he recovers from a long term cruciate injury, had his ankle damaged by Muntari’s tackle, and could be out of action for up to six weeks, although this is a bare minimum according to GdS.

The Italian paper speaks of a “general rage” against Muntari, who is being blamed for the injury, and speculate that a “hefty fine” could be levied against the Ghanaian midfielder.

Meanwhile Milan boss Pippo Inzahgi says there was no premeditation with the tackle.

“We’re disappointed. It was a tough challenge, but not malicious or premeditated,” Inzaghi told Milan Channel.

“Sulley was the first to apologise. If we didn’t train with this intensity and hunger, then it’d be more difficult to win games.

“It wasn’t a ‘killer tackle,’ otherwise I would’ve intervened. Sulley is a good lad and he’s the first to be sad about this.

“We’ve lost a player who would’ve started against Napoli, as he was in great form. The thoughts are for Marco and we are all sad to see him on crutches.