Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Kaka targets return for Arsenal game

Ricardo Kaka said he should be fit to play against Arsenal in the concluding leg of AC Milan's UEFA Champions League first knockout round tie despite picking up an injury on Sunday.

The attacking midfielder was taken off at half-time during his side's 2-1 Serie A win against Palermo on Sunday and replaced by Yoann Gourcuff after receiving a bad knock to his right knee.

However, scans have ruled out a serious injury and the 25-year-old is now plotting his return to action.

"I will definitely miss the midweek game against Catania," said the Brazilian, who has been struggling with a persistent knee problem this season. "At the moment my knee hurts a lot but I hope to play against Arsenal."

Meanwhile Alessandro Nesta and Clarence Seedorf, who both missed the game against Palermo after suffering thigh and ankle injuries respectively in the 0-0 first-leg draw against Arsenal in London, are still training separately to the rest of the squad.

They are also expected to miss the game against Catania on Wednesday but both should recover for the concluding tie against the Premier League side on 4 March.

Source: UEFA

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