Football

Published: Thursday April 3, 2014 MYT 11:08:42 PM
Updated: Thursday April 3, 2014 MYT 11:10:00 PM

Injured Essien out of Milan's clash with Genoa

AC Milan's Michael Essien (R) fights for the ball with Chievo Verona's Ivan Radovanovic during their Italian Serie A soccer match at San Siro stadium in Milan March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

AC Milan's Michael Essien (R) fights for the ball with Chievo Verona's Ivan Radovanovic during their Italian Serie A soccer match at San Siro stadium in Milan March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

ROME (Reuters) - Midfielder Michael Essien is out of AC Milan's Serie A trip to Genoa on Monday (1900 GMT) after picking up a thigh injury, the club said on Thursday.

"The player will undergo further examination in around 10 days' time," the club said in statement.

Essien has made six Serie A appearances since being plucked from Chelsea's reserves in January and is yet to score a goal for his new club.

Milan are 11th in Serie A on 42 points, seven behind local rivals Inter Milan, who occupy fifth place and the last Europa League spot.

(Reporting by Terry Daley; editing by Justin Palmer)

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