Big blow for struggling AC Milan as Alexandre Pato will be out for up to four weeks with a left thigh muscle injury.
Pato picked up the injury in Wednesday night’s Coppa Italia win over Novara, in which he scored the extra-time winner to earn a 2-1 win.
A statement on Milan’s official website read:
“Damage to the biceps femoris muscle of the left thing has been diagnosed. It’s not serious damaged, but, unless there are complications, it will require 3-4 weeks rest.”
In addition he wil miss five Serie A games against Cagliari, Lazio, Napoli and Udinese as well as Lazio in the Coppa Italia next week
Milan have a massive game against Juventus on 26th February and that might be Pato’s first game back.
Milan were short of forwards before Pato’s injury and I wonder is his injury will prompt the Rossoneri to restart those Carlos Tevez transfer talks.