This is not the end of the road for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Zlatan’s agent, Raiola, revealed that the veteran striker ‘has not suffered a career-ending injury.’ Thankfully, his knee surgery was successful.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss up to nine months of action after undergoing knee surgery on Monday, but his agent certain this is not the end for him.
The former Paris Saint-Germain striker sustained the injury in April after going down heavily during United’s Europa League tie against Anderlecht.
It was discovered that he had torn his anterior cruciate ligament, meaning Zlatan faces up to nine months on the sidelines.
Considering his age, 35, fans wondered if the injury might be the end of Zlatan’s career as a pro footballer.
But Raiola is confident that this is not the end for his client. He confirmed that Zlatan had undergone a successful surgery at a hospital in the US.
According to goal.com, the agent affirmed in a statement released on Monday that “Zlatan Ibrahimovic has undergone successful knee surgery. He will make a full recovery AND HAS NOT SUFFERED A CAREER-ENDING INJURY.”
He added that “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.”