Sunday December 19 2010
Pirlo out for a month with thigh strain

Andrea Pirlo will be out for a month after suffering a thigh strain during Milan's home defeat to Roma.

The midfielder limped off in the opening half-hour of last night's 1-0 loss at San Siro.

“Tests have shown a right thigh strain and the prognosis is of around four weeks,” read a statement on the club website.

“Pirlo will train regularly with the team in Dubai over the winter break, as the warm climate will aid the recovery process.”