AC Milan are worried about their striker Antonio cassano, after the player is believed to have had a mini-stroke on the flight back to Milan from Rome.

AC ended up as 3-1 winners in a hard-fought battle in the Stadio Olympico, and were returning home on Sunday night when Cassano seemingly had a fit. He lost control of his speech and muscles, causing the club doctors and staff to be very concerned for him.

As soon as the flight touched down he was whisked away to a private hospital, where thankfully his condition has improved, and he is set to make a full recovery.

His team-mates will now have to face BATE in the Champions League without him, though he is not far from their thoughts.

Boss Allegri told the press "We'll be playing for Antonio. Quite apart from the sporting element, what counts most is the human aspect and we're all feeling sad.

"Antonio was doing well and he was in good shape and I hope he'll be back as soon as possible. The doctors are working on it, let's hope it all goes well.

"I can't diagnose him but he sounds fine. It was completely unexpected and has nothing to do with football. Let's leave it to the doctors and I think everything will be fine."