Brazilian suffered an injury-plagued spell in Italy.
Former AC Milan striker Alexandro Pato has blamed the club’s doctors for his injury problems during his time in Italy.
The Brazilian international was plagued by muscle strains during his final few years at the club, and suffered numerous setbacks in his bid to make a full recovery.
That led to the Rossoneri deciding to allow him to return home where he joined Brazilian giants Corinthians, and he has since enjoyed regular playing time for his new club.
The 24-year-old was once considered as one of the top prospects in Europe after arriving in Milan as a teenager, but his progress was often stunted and he opted for a fresh start in his homeland.
“My muscle troubles were not down to me,” he told Sport TV as reported by Football Italia. “I had many injuries at Milan.
“I was playing, getting injured, recovering and then going back in to see the physio.
“It is the fault of the doctors who were forcing me to return to the pitch too soon,” he concluded.
It is an area in which Milan have been criticised for in recent years, as Massimiliano Allegri has suffered countless injury problems relating to muscle strains.
The Rossoneri are missing up to 12 first-team players for the visit of Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday night, and while some of it can be put down to bad luck, critics suggest change is required by the medical staff.
Nevertheless, Pato has gone on to recover from his issues and is playing a vital part for Corinthians as he bids to make the World Cup squad.