Gattuso back in training after eye injury

AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has returned to training as

he battles his way back from a serious eye injury.

Gattuso has not played since colliding with teammate Alessandro

Nesta in the Serie A opener on Sept. 9. He returned to training

briefly at the end of the year but was diagnosed with myasthenia –

an autoimmune neuromuscular disease – on Jan. 3.

The 34-year-old Gattuso, whose contract expires at the end of

the season, said recently he is willing to pay for free.

Mathieu Flamini trained with the group again and could make his

first appearance of the season against Palermo at the weekend.

Kevin-Prince Boateng is likely to miss the Serie A game after he

was forced off in the 4-0 win against Arsenal with a relapse of a

muscle injury in his left thigh.