AC Milan striker Filippo Inzaghi is hopeful of returning for next month's UEFA Champions League tie against AC Sparta Praha after being ruled out for another month.
The 30-year-old Italian international is suffering from a calf injury and missed this week's Serie A victory at AS Roma. "I need to recover fully for Milan and for myself," he said. "I will miss a number of matches but you must be patient with these kind of injuries. I hope to be back in about a month."
Inzaghi, who has scored once in four Champions League outings this season, last appeared as a substitute in the European/South American Cup defeat by CA Boca Juniors on 14 December. Milan will travel to Prague for the first leg of their knockout showdown with Sparta on 24 February.
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