Milik on course for January return

28 October 2017 08:21:21 EST

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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