Milan's Pato out four weeks with thigh injury

AC Milan and Brazilian forward Pato will be 1 draw in Serie A against Udinese.

The 22-year-old Pato last just 19 minutes against Udinese and the injury will force him to miss Champions League matches against Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday and BATE on Oct. 19, in addition to a number of Serie A matches.

Pato scored 25 seconds into Milan's 2-2 draw against Barcelona to open Group H play in the Champions League earlier this month.

Milan hosts Cesena on Saturday in Serie A.