Milik on course for January return
Poland international Arkadiusz Milik is ahead of schedule as he battles back from a serious knee injury.
The Napoli star is in line to return to action in January, his surgeon has suggested.
Milik injured his right knee in Napoli's 3-2 win over SPAL in September, having spent four months on the sidelines with a similar injury in his left knee last season.
Milik is desperate to represent his country at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and may seek a loan move in January in an attempt to improve his fitness levels.
"Milik is already doing better now after a month compared to at this stage last year following surgery to the other knee," said Professor Pier Paolo Mariani.
"He recovered well on a muscular level and is doing very well compared to the timing we are accustomed to.
"Now the more specific work begins and I predict a happy return to sporting action."
Napoli are at the top of the Serie A standings after ten matches and are available at 50/1 to win the title this season.
They have won nine and drawn one of their league matches so far this term and are 4/9 to beat Chievo next weekend.
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