40-year-old Zlatan’s future uncertain as the AC Milan striker undergoes knee surgery

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future is uncertain following knee surgery, which will keep him out for eight months.

The 40-year-old, who recently won Serie A with AC Milan, had a planned procedure on his left knee to repair damage and instability caused by a previous anterior cruciate ligament injury. He is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Ibrahimovic’s current contract at the San Siro expires this summer, and he is unlikely to return until the middle of the 2022/23 season.

“AC Milan announces that Zlatan Ibrahimovic underwent an operation on his left knee at the Hopital Jean Mermoz in Lyon, carried out by D Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, with the club’s medical director Stefano Mazzoni in attendance,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

“The arthroscopy had been planned for a while to definitively resolve the joint’s instability through the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, with lateral reinforcement and meniscus reparation.

“The operation was a complete success and the prognosis is estimated between seven and eight months.”

The veteran striker scored eight goals for AC Milan this season as they won the Scudetto for the first time in 11 years.

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