Zlatan Ibrahimović will skip pre-season as conservative treatment wasn’t enough and today he went under the knife.
Ibra las took the pitch on May 9, when Milan beat Juventus 3-0 away from home, watching the rest of the games from the sidelines and celebrating the qualification of Milan for the UCL from the stands.
Reports in Italy over the past couple of weeks suggested that the recovery of Zlatan is not proceeding as hoped.
Today the player was in Rome along with his agent Mino Raiola and the outcome of the appointment was revealed by Milan on Friday evening:
“Milan announces that today Zlatan Ibrahimović underwent an arthroscopic lavage to his left knee at the UPMC Salvator Mundi International Hospital in Rome. The procedure carried out by surgeons Volker Musahl and Fabrizio Margheritini, and overseen by Milan medical chief Doctor Stefano Mazzoni and the Club’s orthopaedic consultant Roberto Pozzoni, was a success. Zlatan is doing well and will start his rehabilitation immediately,” a statement reads.
As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio and Milannews.it, Ibra is expected to be running again in 4 weeks and start playing again in 8. He’ll miss pre-season but the hope is to have him for Matchday 1.