Rome: AC Milan's Brazilian striker Pato will be out of action for the rest of the season, club doctor Jean-Pierre Meerssman revealed on Thursday.
The 22-year-old has suffered 14 injuries in the past two years, principally thigh muscle problems, but also to his ankles and groin, restricting him to just 11 league games this season, in which he has scored once.
"Ten days, or 20 or 30 (out) does little to change were we are now," Meerssman told Gazzetta dello sport. "And when he has recovered we'll be back to square one again. Pato was declared clinically recovered 13 times but he's obviously not cured."