Milan's El Shaarawy to miss six weeks

Milan, Italy ( - AC Milan attacker Stephan El Shaarawy will miss six weeks of action after suffering a broken foot, the Serie A club confirmed on Monday.

El Shaarawy was injured in Milan's 3-1 loss to Lazio on Saturday at the Stadio Olimpico and will see a specialist to determine the extent of the injury on Monday.

"Stephan El Shaarawy underwent medical tests and a specialist visit with professor Niek Van Dijk in Amsterdam," the club said in a statement. "The player, right at the end of the match against Lazio on Saturday evening, sustained a fracture at the base of his fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot following a challenge.

"The therapy that has been established is that of conservative treatment. For around six weeks, El Shaarawy will wear a foot support and following that he will undergo further medical tests and have another check-up with professor Van Dijk before a return to physical activity."

El Shaarawy, who has made just 15 Serie A appearances this season, missed most of last season with a separate foot injury.