The club acknowledged the severity of the injury in a statement for their captain.
“All of us here at AC Milan are very upset for what happened to our Captain. Today’s news has brought us back to two years ago, when President Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani were watching live on tv the match with Eire were Riccardo broke his shin bone, only a few weeks before the Brazil World Cup. It was a very tough moment. Nevertheless, two years later, Monto was one of the key players in the Coppa Italia final, a match that we unfortunately lost even after playing a great game. We know our Captain, and we are absolutely sure he will come back stronger. Riccardo, beloved son, husband and father, is now enjoying the love of his family. But also his red and black family wants to show him their affection.”
Reports are circling to indicate that Montolivo tore his ACL against Spain in the second matchday of World Cup Qualifying.