Ibrahi­movic in re­hab af­ter suc­cess­ful surgery

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LON­DON: Manch­ester United striker Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic has un­der­gone surgery on his dam­aged right knee and will make a full re­cov­ery, his agent Mino Raiola said yes­ter­day.

United’s lead­ing goalscorer suf­fered knee lig­a­ment dam­age dur­ing the 2-1 Europa League quar­ter-fi­nal win over An­der­lecht last month and has been ruled out for the rest of the sea­son.

The 35-year-old Swede, whose con­tract ex­pires at the end of the sea­son, trav­elled to the United States to un­dergo surgery at the Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh Med­i­cal Cen­tre and has started his re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.

“Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic has un­der­gone suc­cess­ful knee surgery.

“He will make a full re­cov­ery and has not suf­fered a ca­reerend­ing in­jury,” Raiola said in a state­ment.

“Zla­tan has started re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion at UPMC and will re­main un­der the care of Dr. Fu and Dr. Musahl through­out his re­cov­ery.”

Ibrahi­movic had pre­vi­ously ad­dressed the in­jury on In­sta­gram and vowed to come back stronger, while United team­mates wore his and de­fender Mar­cos Rojo’s names on their train­ing shirts prior to their 2-0 Premier League win over Burn­ley on April 23.

United travel to Spain to face Celta Vigo in the first leg of their Europa League semi-fi­nal to­mor­row. Reuters

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Manch­ester United’s Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic was in­jured dur­ing their Europa League against An­der­lecht on April 20.

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