Alexandre Pato Injury: AC Milan Striker Out Four Weeks With Hamstring Issue

AC Milan's injury crisis at striker just got a little bit worse. After pulling up lame while running after a ball against Udinese on Wednesday, Milan striker Alexandre Pato has been ruled out for four weeks with an injury to his hamstring. The club announced that they ran tests that revealed damage and the timetable sounds like Pato has a mild tear, but the club has not been specific about exactly what the hamstring injury is.

Max Allegri is not only short on strikers, but also wingers and attacking midfielders. This means that a change in formation is not a simple solution available to him. He'll have to make do with Antonio Cassano and Stephan El Shaarawy, who admittedly struck up a good partnership in the second half against the Zebrette.

Filippo Inzaghi was on the bench for Milan against Udinese after recovering from a severe knee injury, but is past his prime and will not be available in the Champions League. Robinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are still out injured, as is attacking midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng.

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