Pato may recover in time to play Copa America

Brazil’s doctor says striker Alexandre Pato will likely recover
from a shoulder injury to be available for next month’s Copa
America.

Doctor Jose Luiz Runco says the right shoulder injury Pato
sustained in the Serie A final round with AC Milan will not keep
the striker from participating in the South American championship
in Argentina.

He also said on Thursday that young playmaker Paulo Henrique
Ganso should recover from a right thigh muscle injury and be
available for Brazil’s title defense.

Brazil, seeking its third straight Copa America title, will play
a friendly against the Netherlands in the central city of Goiania
on Saturday.