Thursday January 19 2012
Pato out for a month

Milan have announced that Alexandre Pato is out of action for three to four weeks after his latest injury setback.

The striker has suffered from numerous muscular problems over the last couple of seasons and suffered a relapse during last night’s 2-1 Coppa Italia win over Novara.

Pato, who scored the winner in that tie, “underwent tests with specialists. He has been diagnosed with a muscular lesion that is not too serious to the femoral bicep in his left thigh.

“The prognosis is three to four weeks, save for complications.”

It’s another heavy blow for the Rossoneri, who are already without Kevin-Prince Boateng and Alberto Aquilani for a month, Mathieu Flamini for two months and Antonio Cassano until June.

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