ROME - Brazil forward Alexandre Pato will
miss July's Copa America after dislocating his shoulder on
Sunday during AC Milan's final match of the season.
Pato was carried off injured in the 70th minute of the
goalless draw against Udinese after falling awkwardly in a
challenge with defender Christian Zapata.
He will be in plaster for at least a month, Milan club
doctor Maurizio Gevi said.
"He will then have to have rehabilitation," Gevi told
reporters. "He won't be going to the Copa America. His season is
After an injury-plagued 2010, 21-year-old Pato had returned
to top form for his club this year, scoring a number of crucial
goals to help Milan win the Serie A title for the first time in
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