Just two months after the iconic Zlatan Ibrahimović’s return to AC Milan, Serie A faced a suspension due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic. However, with the possibility of the Italian top flight football action making a return next month, the Rossoneri fans were eager to see the superb Swedish striker back on the field. Unfortunately, Zlatan has just suffered a calf injury, which can rule him out for several weeks!
With the 2019-20 Serie A to make a possible resumption in June, a number of Italian clubs including Milan had already restated their training. Unfortunately, during his training session at Milanello, Zlatan sustained a serious ankle sprain, suspected to be an Achilles’ tendon injury, for a second time in the current season.
Soon after joining the Italian heavyweight in the winter transfer window, Zlatan had already suffered calf injury in January. Although the Swedish goal machine is still able to perform in his peak physicality, considering his age, the injury might cost the 38 year old veteran the rest of the season.
Even though the club themselves have not made any official comments on the incident, Dr. Pier Paolo Mariani, a renowned orthopaedic from the country have spoken to the Italian media on his two cents on the Swede’s injury.
“Given that I can’t talk about things I don’t know, I just say that a champion like Ibrahimović can definitely start expressing himself again to the levels he is used to,” Dr Mariani was quoted by Corriere dello Sport.
“I can’t give the recovery times because I don’t know the extent of the information , so I can’t evaluate how much he will lose in strength or elasticity. It depends on many factors and the type of fibre breakage,” the doctor added.
Zlatan had made eight appearances for AC Milan before the league was suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis in Italy. From its initial halt from 9th March, Serie A saw repeated extensions of the suspension, and is currently postponed until June 14th.