Wednesday January 23 2013
Brazil blame Milan for Pato injuries

Brazil’s chief medic has accused Milan of making Alexandre Pato’s injury problems worse, as he tries to resume his career at Corinthians.

“In my view, in the past Pato has been rushed back on to the field too quickly, or Milan got the treatment for his muscles wrong while he was out of action,” Seleçao medic Jose Luis Runco declared.

“I have seen other cases like Pato’s. With the right course of action and if the player collaborates with medics, I usually don’t see any big problems.”

Pato spent much of the last two years on the treatment table for a series of thigh strains.

He even went for several days to America for tests at a specialist sports injury clinic, who said there was no medical reason why he kept suffering these relapses.

There had been suggestions that Pato pushed for a transfer to Corinthians this month so that he could deal with his injuries better in the heat of Brazil.

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