Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pato still feels pain and is out of the game against Manchester

Pato has not recovered in time to face Manchester United tonight as he still feels pain in his right leg. Pato was included in the squad and also travelled with the team to Manchester but the recovery has not gone as planned.

The decision was made between doctors, player and coaching staff. Pato only ran on Tuesday at Old Trafford and was not confident to take the field.

With Pato’s absence, this gives room for David Beckham to take his place.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pato will play against Manchester United

Good news from the Milan camp that Pato will feature against Manchester United next Wednesday. However, he will miss the game against Roma this weekend as a precaution.

Pato limped off the field after scoring two goals against Atalanta. What looked like a serious injury has now been diagnosed as a muscle strain.

Milan need to win by two goals if they want to advance to the next round of the Champions League.

Monday, March 1, 2010

AC Milan vs Atalanta Highlights

Pato injured during game against Atalanta

Pato scored two goals during the win against Atalanta tonight but had to leave the game at the 80th minute after pulling a muscle. It is still unknown exactly what the injury is but it looked quite bad and he is now likely to miss the Champions League clash against Manchester United.

“We will have to wait 24 to 48 hours before knowing the extent of the injury,” said Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani.

Pato was out for a few months this season due to an adductor injury and coach Leonardo fears that it might be the same problem.

“We have to see what type of injury he’s suffered but it’s true that his last injury was to an adductor so that is a little worry,” coach Leonardo told Sky Italia