MILAN - Inter Milan striker Diego Milito is
likely to miss the Champions League last 16 first leg game at
home to Bayern Munich on February 23 after tests on Monday showed he
had suffered yet another hamstring strain.
The Argentine, who scored both goals when Inter beat Bayern
in last season's final, has been dogged by a series of muscle
tweaks this term and felt another twinge after coming on as a
substitute in Sunday's 5-3 victory over AS Roma.
He has been out for around month with each of the previous
strains and coach Leonardo, who preferred new signing Giampaolo
Pazzini on Sunday, offered support to his striker.
"Diego mustn't worry about what has happened. He doesn't
have to prove anything to anyone," Leonardo said in a statement.
"He knows how important he is for Inter. All he has to do is
relax and concentrate on making a good recovery."
Pazzini will continue to partner Samuel Eto'o up front in
Serie A as Inter look to further close the gap on leaders AC
Milan but the former Sampdoria striker is Cup-tied for the
Champions League so Goran Pandev is likely to step in.
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