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Ibrahimovic out ‘seven to eight months’ after knee surgery

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out of action for seven to eight months after the veteran striker underwent successful knee surgery, new Serie A champions AC Milan announced on Wednesday.

AC Milan’s Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, holding a cigar, celebrates during the winner’s trophy ceremony after AC Milan won the Italian Serie A football match between Sassuolo and AC Milan, securing the “Scudetto” championship on May 22, 2022 at the Mapei – Citta del Tricolore stadium in Sassuolo. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out of action for seven to eight months after the veteran striker underwent successful knee surgery, new Serie A champions AC Milan announced on Wednesday.

In a statement, Milan said that the 40-year-old striker went under the knife in the French city of Lyon on Wednesday, an operation which the club said had been scheduled some time ago.

Ibrahimovic has missed large chunks of the past season with injuries, Milan relying on France forward Olivier Giroud in their charge to a first league title in 11 years.

After Sunday’s 3-0 win at Sassuolo which decided the title in Milan’s favour, Swede Ibrahimovic said he had to see how he was physically before he decided whether to carry on playing.

He had already missed Euro 2020 after surgery on his left knee last year before an Achilles tendon problem which cost him his starting position up front for Milan.

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