AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani insists the club will not take any risks with Alexandre Pato on his return from injury.
The Brazil international has yet to make an official appearance for the San Siro side this term due to injury.
But he is set to make his comeback against Lazio in Serie A on Saturday after being included in the 21-man match squad.
“Pato is in good shape and he has been training well since his return to the training ground,” Galliani told Sky Sports Italia.
“However, we should not forget that he has been out of action for a long time, and his comeback is a gradual process.
“It’s up to coach Massimiliano Allegri to decide how he will use him.”