Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has successfully underwent a knee surgery and his agent Mino Raiola has confirmed the news in a statement released.
The 35-year old has been the talking point in Premier League since his move to Manchester United in summer on a free deal from Paris Saint-Germain. He has since managed to almost single handedly lead the attack of Manchester United as he scored 28 goals for Red Devils across all competitions.
He had also become the oldest player to score 20 goals in Premier League history and has been their main go to man since the start of the season. However, in an unfortunate incident during their Europa League second leg clash against Anderlecht, the Swede suffered a horrific knee injury which forced him to undergo a knee surgery.
Mino Raiola, who is pivotal in getting Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United along with Paul Pogba, has revealed that the player will start rehabilitation and will not be available for any interviews.
‘Zlatan Ibrahimovic has undergone successful knee surgery. He will make a full recovery and has not suffered a career-ending injury,’ a statement from Mino Raiola read.
‘The procedure was performed by Freddie Fu, M.D, and Volker Musahl, M.D, of the UPMC Sports Medicine program in Pittsburgh.
‘Zlatan has started rehabilitation at UPMC and will remain under the care of Dr. Fu and Dr. Musahl throughout his recovery
‘Zlatan and the medical team are not available for interviews at this time. Additional updates will follow at a later date.’
Ibra will now try to recover as soon as possible and will look to defy odds once again by playing football despite such massive injury at such old age. The 35-year old will be out of contract with Manchester United at the end of the season and has rejected to sign a new deal with the club, according to earlier reports as he believes that he doesn’t deserve the money with injury.
The road to recovery would surely be a long one but Zlatan is determined to get back to football pitch again. Initial reports suggest that he could miss the action for at least nine to twelve months and will mostly miss the rest of 2017 before making a return in 2018.