Optimism is growing that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be available from the middle of August after his knee operation, a report claims.
A statement on the club’s official website confirmed that Ibrahimović underwent arthroscopic surgery of the left knee at the UPMC Salvator Mundi International Hospital in Rome. The Swede damaged his knee in Milan’s win over Juventus last month, which sparked fears as to whether he could be set for another long spell away from the game.
However, this morning’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews) the eyes of Milan’s medical staff are mainly focused on Ibrahimovic. According to the schedule of his recovery, the first four weeks of rehabilitation are expected to end on July 18.
From next week onwards the second phase will begin if the tests give positive results and once the approval is gained, the 39-year-old will start running and working on the field again, with ball work being gradually introduced over time.