Pato could be sidelined for two weeks

April 18, 2011 - 0:0

AC Milan could lose striker Alexandre Pato for up to two weeks because of a thigh strain, according to reports emanating from Italy.

The Brazil international pulled a muscle during the 3-0 victory over Sampdoria on Saturday evening at San Siro.
Pato was substituted after just 40 minutes and tests will be conducted to reveal the full extent of the injury. Italy reports that the forward could be sidelined for up to two weeks.
The 21-year-old will likely miss Wednesday’s Coppa Italia semi-final, first-leg clash against Palermo as well as upcoming matches against Brescia and Bologna in Serie A.
Pato has struggled with muscle problems throughout the season but has still scored 14 goals and provided two assists in 22 league appearances for Milan.
(Source: Goal)