Friday September 30 2011
Abate likely to miss Juve-Milan

Milan announced Ignazio Abate is likely to miss Sunday's trip to Juventus with a thigh problem.

The full-back had come out of Wednesday's 2-0 win over Viktoria Plzen with a knock and recovery time has been slower than expected.

“AC Milan announce that Ignazio Abate is suffering from a thigh problem that has prevented him from taking part in yesterday's and today's training sessions,” read a statement on the club website.

“Over the next few days his condition will be re-evaluated through further medical tests.”

This suggests it is highly unlikely Abate will be able to recover in time for the Sunday night Serie A clash with Juventus.

Also expected to miss out are Robinho, Alexandre Pato, Gennaro Gattuso, Massimo Ambrosini, Philippe Mexes, Mathieu Flamini and Kingsley Boateng.

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