Ibrahimovic Out for Extended Time with Another Injury

Zlatan Ibrahimovic got hurt while practicing with Sweden during the international break. The problem looked minor at first, but the tests revealed a significant thigh injury. The striker will be re-evaluated in about ten days. He risks being out for the entire month of April, Goal reports. Milan formally labeled him week-to-week.

The 41-year-old had just rounded into shape after rehabbing for nine months following surgery to reconstruct his ACL. He converted a penalty kick for his first seasonal goal in the Udinese game.

Per La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ibrahimovic has missed 68 matches due to various issues since returning to the Rossoneri. In his first campaign, he had a long bout with COVID-19. Then, he was sidelined for six weeks by a calf strain. He went under the knife to clean up the left keen following a sprain in May, which cost him the final three matches.

During the 2021/2022 season, he was on the mend on two separate occasions, for a total of two months and a half, because of Achilles soreness in both legs. He played through a major knee problem down the stretch, skipping some contests here and there. He elected to have surgery only after sealing the Scudetto.

The latest injury for Ibrahimovic came shortly after Milan offered to re-up his contract for another year at his current €1.5M wages, Tuttomercatoweb informs. The setback could affect the negotiation and make the choice harder for both parties, Corriere della Sera points out. The veteran has often scoffed at the idea of retiring despite his age and the wear and tear.

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