Thursday April 5 2012
Pato’s season is over

Alexandre Pato’s season has come to an end after the Milan man suffered another muscle injury in the 3-1 loss at Barcelona.

The Brazilian international was recently given the all clear after medical checks in America last week, but his comeback lasted just 13 minutes at the Nou Camp.

“His season is over,” revealed Rossoneri doctor Jean Pierre Meersseman to the Gazzetta dello Sport. “We’ll have to start again when he has healed.

“But who will take the responsibility of playing him again? I really don’t know which Saint I should now turn to...”

Pato, who almost joined Paris Saint-Germain in January, has picked up 14 muscle strains since January 2010.

“He’s been all over, from Germany to America, in a bid to resolve his fragile muscles,” Meersseman added.

“He’s been looked at and cured. I’ve even asked my spiritual therapist to pray for him…

“I didn’t sleep at all after the Barcelona game. I’ll take responsibility for the relapse, even if I don’t know what they are.

“I didn’t solve something in three weeks which hasn’t been resolved in two years.

“Pato was declared fit on 13 occasions, but evidently he wasn’t healed. When I saw on the TV that he was injured I felt bad. I wasn’t expecting it to go like that.”