Milan striker Borriello banned after drugs test

February 28, 2007

ROME, Feb 28 (Reuters) - AC Milan striker Marco Borriello has been banned for three months by the disciplinary committee of the Italian Football League for failing a drugs test.

The 24-year-old, who tested positive for the corticosteriods prednisone and prednisolone following a 2-1 defeat to AS Roma in November, will be able to return on March 21 due to the fact he has been suspended since news of his positive drugs test broke on Dec. 21.

Borriello has scored three goals in 12 appearances for Milan this season.

The club, who are battling against an eight-point penalty handed down in last year's match-fixing scandal, are fifth in Serie A on 36 points from 24 matches, 30 points behind leaders Inter Milan.