Simy Nwankwo struggled as Crotone fell to a 2-0 home defeat against AC Milan at the Stadio Ezio Scida on Sunday.
Nwankwo was in action for the entire duration of the game.
The forward, who failed to register a shot on target in the contest is yet to open his goal for the season.
The Nigeria international scored 20 goals to emerge top scorer in Serie B last season.
Frank Kessie put AC Milan ahead from the spot on the dot of half-time.
Brahim Diaz made the points save when he netted the second goal five minutes after the break.
Crotone will face Sassuolo in their next Serie A game on Saturday.