AC Milan defender Zapata injured in Cup fixture
Rome, Jan 15 (IANS) Italian football club AC Milan announced on Thursday, that their Colombian defender Cristian Zapata has been sidelined, after suffering a fractured bone in his right foot.
The 29-year-old suffered the injury in the final minutes of Milan's 2-1 Italian Cup last 16 win over Sassuolo Tuesday and is expected to be out for several weeks.
Milan officials released a statement: "AC Milan communicates that in the final minutes of Milan-Sassuolo, Cristian Zapata, following a challenge with another player, suffered a bone fracture at the base of the second metatarsal in his right foot."
AC Milan are currently eighth in the Italian Serie A. They face Lazio in the quarterfinals of the Cup later this month.