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Brazil medic blames Milan for Pato injuries

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Brazil’s chief medic has accused Milan of making Alexandre Pato’s injury problems worse, as the striker tries to reignite his career at Corinthians.

Pato, who recently joined the Brazilian club for €15million, spent much of the last two years on the treatment table for a series of thigh strains.

The striker even went to America for tests at a specialist sports injury clinic, who said there was no medical reason why he kept suffering these relapses, but Seleção medic Jose Luis Runco believes Milan are to blame.

He said: "In my view, in the past Pato has been rushed back on to the field too quickly, or Milan got the treatment for his muscles wrong while he was out of action.

"I have seen other cases like Pato’s. With the right course of action and if the player collaborates with medics, I usually don’t see any big problems."

There had been suggestions that Pato pushed for a transfer to Corinthians this month so that he could deal with his injuries better in the heat of Brazil.

Source: Football Italia


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