Zlatan Ibrahimovic

AC Milan have confirmed star man Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out for up to eight months after undergoing successful knee surgery on Wednesday.

The announcement comes a few days after the Rossoneri won their first Serie A title after 11 years.

A statement from the club on Wednesday read;

“AC Milan announces that Zlatan Ibrahimović underwent an operation on his left knee carried out by Dr. Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, with the Club’s Medical Director Stefano Mazzoni in attendance, at the Hôpital Jean Mermoz in Lyon.

“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 7 and 8 months,”

The striker has a year left on his current contract, and it’s not clear whether he will extend his stay.

Ibrahimovic has endured an injury-hit campaign with the new Serie A champions but was influential as the Rossoneri marched to victory in a fulfilling season.

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