Mediaset: Pioli studies solutions after Ibrahimovic’s injury – the two possible formations

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has been left to study the possible solutions after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury in training, a report claims.

The Swede sustained an injury in training at Milanello on Monday morning and there were fears regarding damage to his Achilles tendon, but it was confirmed by the club earlier on Tuesday that he has avoided such a problem and that he will undergo further tests in 10 days.

We had a go at predicting the possible starting XI without Ibrahimovic yesterday, and now SportMediaset on Wednesday (via MilanNews) have given their take on the situation.

They report that Ibra’s next medical check will be on June 5, and if the scarring of the muscle is well advanced, he could return to training first individually and then in a group.

In this case, his return to the field could take place in a month but by playing every three days there is the big risk of a relapse and therefore recovery times will not be rushed.

The former PSG striker aims to return to Pioli’s disposal for early July, perhaps for the match against Juventus, but the Rossoneri coach will have to do without him for the first games.

As a result, he is considering whether to continue to bet on the 4-2-3-1, putting Leao in the place of Zlatan, or to move to 4-4-2 with Rebic and Leao up front. As for the renewal of Ibra, every speech is postponed to the end of the season.

 

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