AC Milan’s newest signing, Kaka, has had poor luck in recent years with injuries. The bug bit him once again over the weekend, as he was injured in the second half of their 2-2 draw at Torino.
However, the Brazilian has shown why he is beloved in Milan, as he has decided not to collect any wages until he returns to full fitness.
The latest decision by the former Real Madrid midfielder has shown once again, that in a game full of greed, there are still players who play simply for their love of the game.
After the loss, Kaka opened up to acmilan.com: "Yesterday was a tough day for me as I found out about my injury."
"I certainly didn't expect this type of injury at this time. It has been hard and difficult. I spoke to the club a lot yesterday, to (vice-president Adriano) Galliani and to the doctors to decide on a few things.
"I have decided that I don't want anything from Milan except their (moral) support and affection.
"Until I am fit again and ready to play, I have decided not to receive my wages. I have already started the recovery process. The affection I have felt in recent days gives me the added motivation to get fit as soon as possible."
Kaka’s act of kindness comes on top of his decision to take a 45% pay-cut to make his loan move back to Milan possible. The club's supporters hope his generosity pays off, and he returns to full fitness as soon as possible.
Injuries have been a huge problem at the San Siro this season, with Riccardo Montolivo, Andrea Poli, Ignazio Abate, Mattia De Sciglio, Matias Silvestre, Daniele Bonera and Giampaolo Pazzini all currently out of action.
Forward Stephan El Shaarawy is also unlikely to play in the Rossoneri’s Champions League opener against Celtic on Wednesday night.
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