AC Milan have confirmed that striker Alexandre Pato will miss the rest of the season after worsening the injury by coming back too soon.
Alexandre Pato are set to miss the match against Barcelona. The second leg of the quarter-final Champions League encounter between the two clubs was extremely important for Milan. They are coming into the match after having drawn the first match 0-0.
Alexandre Pato, after unsuccessful attempts to recover from his injury problem at the Milan lab, went to the United States in order to get some medical advice. Rather surprisingly, he was included in the squad that faced Barcelona at the Camp Nou, as one of the substitutes.
He came on in the match with AC Milan requiring his goal scoring prowess in order to score two goals in the remainder of the match.
However, he was taken off after just 14 minutes in what appeared to be a redevelopment of the same injury problem. It was immediately thought that Pato was going to miss a long spell on the sidelines. It has proven to be the case, as AC Milan have now confirmed that the Brazilian forward will miss the rest of the season and the title challenge.
This the 14th injury of his career for Alexandre Pato, who is just 22 years old. In the summer, he was linked with a move to French club PSG, who were prepared to pay around € 30 million for the services. Milan rejected the bid. “Pato’s season is over. We are back to square one again. How can we permanently solve his muscular problems? We’ve taken him everywhere, from Germany to the USA. Loads of doctors have examined and treated him. I did not get a minute of sleep all night,” Meersseman said to La Gazzetta dello Sport.