Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan) absent for “7 to 8 months”

While AC Milan fans are still celebrating the title of Italian champion acquired on Sunday, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had surgery on his left knee and will be out of action for at least 7 months. The 40-year-old Swedish striker is yet to announce whether or not he is quitting football.

In a press release, the Milanese club clarified the reasons for this operation: “Arthroscopy had been scheduled for some time to permanently resolve the instability of the joint through reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, with lateral reinforcement and repair of the meniscus. »

The intervention, carried out on Wednesday at the Jean-Mermoz hospital in Lyon, “succeeded perfectly”clarified the Rossoneri, referring to a “prognosis estimated at seven to eight months”. If “Ibra”, who returned to AC Milan in January 2020, decided to continue his career, this would mean that he would not return to the pitch until early 2023.

Already operated in June 2021

The Swede had already had surgery on his left knee in June 2021, which caused him to miss the Euros with Sweden and disrupted his start to the season. He has also suffered from Achilles tendons this season, missing many matches. Ibrahimovic cast doubt on his future on Sunday evening, stressing that his choice “depended” on the answers he expected from a physical point of view.

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