Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The truth of Alexandre Pato injuries

Alexandre Pato
His season is over. . He's been all over, from Germany to America, in a bid to resolve his fragile muscles. He's been looked at and cured.And so the medical staff are going back to work trying to salvage the career of the 22-year-old player. They sent Pato for an MRI upon his return to Milan. The test determined that he should have more tests. Milan released a statement on their official Web site.
Between injuries Pato has managed 18 appearances for the Rossoneri this season. In those matches, he has averaged just over 50 minutes per game. Perhaps most indicative of the player's troubles, the once-prolific forward has scored just four goals this term.
In Pato's last relatively full season at Milan, he scored 18 goals across all competitions during the 2008-09 campaign.

  • All injury reports


  • 2009–10 season

 On his return to the team from him first injury, On 28 February, he scored a brace in the first half at the San Siro, helping Milan beat Atalanta 3–1 but coming off halfway through the second half due to a hamstring injury. This injury forced him to miss two crucial trips to Roma and Manchester United. To conclude Pato's season, he injured the same muscle again shortly after returning and was forced to miss the rest of the season, playing only 20 games due to constant injuries.

  • 2010–11 season

In the first match of the season against Lecce, he scored 2 goals in Milan's 4–0 win. However, he found himself injured just after his first 2 matches of the season which ruled him out for the next 3 matches. In his next full match after his injury, he scored twice against Chievo at the San Siro. He then scored once again against Bari in San Nicola. After a string of great performances, Pato injured his hamstring for the third time in less than a year. This injury ruled him out for six weeks.

  • 2011–12 season

On September 13, in a Champions League group-stage match against Barcelona, Pato scored the 5th fastest goal in the competition's history, 24 seconds after kick-off.Later that month, he suffered a thigh injury during a 1–1 draw with Udinese.Pato made his return as a sub against Fiorentina and hit the post in the 79th minute in a 0-0 draw. In January 2012, Pato was on the brink of moving to the Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain F.C.. This move would have given AC Milan the opportunity to make a bid for Carlos Tevez. However on the 12th January 2012 Pato refused the transfer citing his commitment for the rossoneri. During the Coppa Italia round of 16 victory over Novara, Pato picked up a muscle strain in his thigh, which tests revealed an injury of his biceps femoris of his left thigh.
The latest injury of pato that forced him  to terminate the season  was caused in the 69th minute of the away leg of their Champions League tie with Barcelona. It turned out to be a disastrous decision for the club and the Brazilian player when he was removed 14 minutes later with yet another muscular knock.
Pato is now finished for the season after suffering his 14th injury since the beginning of 2010.

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