AC Milan have released a statement on Zlatan Ibrahimovic after he suffered an injury blow in training on Monday.
The 38-year-old rejoined us in January on a deal that runs until the end of the current season, with an option to extend for a further 12 months.
In 10 outings across all competitions, he’s bagged four goals and an assist, and so having played such a key role in his second stint thus far to show that he can still offer us plenty, it came as a real blow that he had sustained a potentially serious injury this week.
Fortunately though, there is positive news as Milan have released an official statement to confirm that Ibrahimovic picked up a calf muscle injury but added that there was no damage to his Achilles tendon, which naturally would have resulted in a much lengthier spell on the sidelines.
Instead, it’s added that he will be examined again in 10 days, and it’s hoped that he has positive news ahead to allow him to play a prominent role in the end of the current campaign if it is given the green light to restart next month.
“AC Milan reports that Zlatan Ibrahimović in yesterday’s training reported an injury to the soleus muscle of his right calf. The Achilles tendon is perfectly intact. An instrumental control examination will be carried out in 10 days,” the statement read.
With a lack of firepower in the squad and with Ibrahimovic’s absence likely to pile the pressure on Rafael Leao to lead the line, it will be crucial that he is able to recover in the coming weeks to play an important role in the remaining games.