Monday April 18 2011
Pato out with muscle strain

Milan have been dealt a blow as Alexandre Pato has been ruled out of their next three games with an injury.

The prolific Brazil international strained his right thigh muscle in Saturday's win at home to Sampdoria.

He underwent a scan on Sunday, the results of which show he will be out of action for between two and three weeks.

It means Pato will miss Wednesday's Coppa Italia semi-final with Palermo as well as upcoming League matches against Brescia and Bologna.

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