Alessandro Nesta has struggled with injuries for a majority of his career. The gifted defender is always an injury worry and he has already had surgery on his knees several times.
However, AC Milan have received some more good news following their 1-0 victory over Inter on Sunday evening. The former Azzurri defender has started training again after his long-term injury that has resulted in him not playing a single minute so far this season.
On Monday, the 32-year-old began running again and did training exercises on the field and workouts in the gym, working separately from his teammates. The Rossoneri are hoping Nesta reaches full fitness soon, as some pundits have identified Milan's central defense as a weak link this season.
The former Lazio player is contracted to Milan until 2011 and is widely known as one of the best defenders in Serie A. He quit the national team set up after the World Cup 2006 as he felt it took too much of a toll and resulted in him being injured more often.
Whoever the national team coach has been since that time, whether it be Roberto Donadoni or Marcello Lippi, they have stated that they would welcome Nesta back with open arms if he chose to represent the Azzurri once again.
Nesta has made 227 appearances for Milan since he joined them in 2002, scoring five goals.