By Gaia Brunelli
After undergoing rehabilitation to his fitness issues in the United States, Alexandre Pato will now have until the end of the season to prove his worth to AC Milan.
Pato's time at the Rossoneri has been blighted with injury and this latest treatment is an attempt to avoid future recurring muscular problems. He visited chiropractic-neurologist Professor Carrick in an attempt to end his frequent spells on the sidelines.
Milan coach Massimo Allegri told Goal.com: "They have balanced the structure of his body, and this should help him to avoid more injuries."
Following his recovery, Pato must now do his utmost to hold on to his place at the club or risk being sold off in the summer, following interest from Paris Saint-Germain last January.
With Milan reportedly interested in other strikers, such as Robin van Persie and Carlos Tevez, Goal.com understands that Pato will need to make the most of what remains of the current season.
The Brazilian has been included in the Rossoneri squad to travel to Barcelona for the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final.
However, according to the Allegri, Pato will only be able to manage 30 minutes of the game if he is selected to play.
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