Milan's superstar, Kaka, will miss the start of the new Serie A season as he continues to struggle with a long-standing knee injury. He underwent surgery back in his homeland earlier this summer to try and cure the problem, but has continued to struggle to make a full recovery. A statement on the club's official website read: "Today Kaka was subjected to a control check by Professor Martens, who had already checked up on him in the past few months. "Professor Martens confirmed that the player's knee is inflamed and advised him to continue for 15 days with the therapeutic protocol that he is currently following."
The Rossoneri's club doctor, Jean-Pierre Meersseman, had recently hit out at the operation performed several weeks ago.
He fumed: "With the operation the player wanted, time was lost because he had to undergo rehabilitation without curing the other problem.
"The injury to his meniscus was cured during the operation, but it had nothing to do with the inflammation. The procedure was useless and damaging."