Thursday September 22 2011
Galliani questions Pato injury record

Adriano Galliani has revealed his displeasure at Alexandre Pato's recent injury record, and confirmed he is taking action on it.

The Milan Vice-President was talking after the Brazilian striker pulled up during Milan's 1-1 draw with Udinese on Wednesday evening.

The extent of his injury has not yet been confirmed, but reports are indicating he could be out for as long as two months.

"I have had a meeting this morning with the Coach, the trainers and the medical staff to try to understand why this guy has gone through 2008 and 2009 without a problem, and has now stopped for the umpteenth time with a muscle injury."

Milan are facing an injury crisis, but Galliani refused to put pressure on the situation.

"It is not luck, or bad luck. We have 10-12 players out injured, so it is hard, but it will pass. We won the Scudetto last year and the Supercoppa a month ago. God forbid that we are not happy.

"We are calm, when the injured player recover we will be back to where we've always been."

Galliani also reflected on Claudio Ranieri's appointment as Inter Coach.

"Well, I never send best wishes, it is unlucky in football. Imagine if he brings back the history of Inter."