AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy out for up to 10 weeks

AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy will be out of action for up to 10 weeks after undergoing foot surgery.

The 21-year-old, who has rarely played following a injury-blighted campaign, had the operation on Saturday.

The Italy international had only made it back into Massimiliano Allegri's side at the start of December following a previous foot problem.

He will miss several Serie A games as well as the Champions League last 16 first-leg clash with Atletico Madrid.

El Shaarawy moved to the San Siro for £7.5m in July 2011 from his first club Genoa.

Since then he has scored 14 goals in 63 league appearances.

Seven-time European champions Milan are currently 13th in Serie A on 19 points.