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Saturday November 5 2011
Cassano 'damage should disappear'

Antonio Cassano's cerebral damage “should disappear” with time after he underwent heart surgery, said the chief neurologist.

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Saturday November 5 2011
U-21: El Shaarawy earns recall

Stephan El Shaarawy returns to Italy's Under-21 squad for the Euro qualifiers against Turkey and Hungary.

Coach Ciro Ferrara named his side for the two matches in Istanbul on November 10 and in Casarano on November 15.

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Saturday November 5 2011
Montella awaits Milan test

Catania have made their name as giant-killers this season, but Vincenzo Montella warns “people act as if we're the favourites against Milan.”

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Saturday November 5 2011
Allegri keeps Milan on track

Massimiliano Allegri warns Milan not to let the momentum slip against Catania, even though they are distracted by Antonio Cassano's surgery.

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Saturday November 5 2011
Cassano 'happy and relaxed'

Antonio Cassano is “happy and relaxed” following heart surgery, said FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini after his visit.

The Milan and Italy star has been in hospital for a week after he suffered a form of mini-stroke on the plane back from Rome last Saturday.

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Saturday November 5 2011
Prandelli pays Cassano visit

Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli visited Antonio Cassano in hospital today. “He was in good shape.”

The Milan forward is recovering after surgery to fill a small hole in his heart which caused a mini-stroke last Saturday.

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Friday November 4 2011
Cassano has heart operation

Antonio Cassano underwent heart surgery this morning to correct a congenital defect which was uncovered this week.

The procedure, which took around 30 minutes to complete, is understood to have gone according to plan.

The Italian international has been in hospital since Saturday night after suffering an ischemic attack on the flight home from Milan's 3-2 win at Roma.

The 29-year-old subsequently underwent a series of tests after being admitted to the neurology wing of a Milan clinic.

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Friday November 4 2011
Pato will face Fiorentina

Brazilian ace Alexandre Pato says he'll be fit and ready for Milan's game at Fiorentina in Week 12.

The striker has been sidelined with a muscle injury since September 21, but he maintains he'll be back after the international break.

"Six weeks have gone by, but I'm now ready," he stated. "I'm good and I'll return once the break is over.

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Friday November 4 2011
Cassano home by Monday?

Antonio Cassano could be at home as soon as Monday following successful heart surgery on Friday, reports are suggesting.

The Italian needed the procedure to correct a congenital defect which was uncovered after the player fell ill on the flight home from Milan's 3-2 win at Roma.

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Friday November 4 2011
Del Piero in crazy Milan link

It's not April 1, but there are some reports in Italy linking Milan with a January move for Juventus idol Alessandro Del Piero.

The Rossoneri are considering the addition of a new forward given that Antonio Cassano could be out of action for the next six months following heart surgery.

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