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AC Milan’s Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovich returned to the field last Sunday, after four months out with injury. It was in the Serie A match between AC Milan and Lazio, where Ibrahimovich celebrated his return to the field scoring a goal.
However, after the match, the player´s left Achilles´s tendon got inflamed, and he missed the Champions League match against Liverpool on Wednesday in which the Reds eventually defeated his team 3-2.
This is already the fourth time in the year that Lion Ibrahimovich has been having problems with his left leg.
A preventive measure
Prior to the Champions match, Milan manager Stefano Pioli announced on Tuesday the reason for the Swede’s absence in the Champions League. He declared in the news conference: “Ibrahimovic would have started,” then he added: “An inflamed tendon after four months out can happen. I feel for Ibra. We will see him again soon.”
Leaving Ibrahimovich out of the match was a preventive measure to give time for the treatment. If it goes well and brings down the inflammation in the next few hours, the Swede could play in the Serie A clash against Juventus in Turin this weekend.
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Back in the Champions League
Thanks to the goals of Ibrahimovich in the last season, the team finished second in the Serie A competition. AC Milan returns this year to the Champions League after more than seven years without qualifying for the top competition.
AC Milan is one of the clubs with the most official international titles, a category led by Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, so far. It has been European champion seven times, in addition, 2 UEFA European Cup Winners’ Cups, and 5 European Super Cups.
The future of “Ibra”
The striker is one of the most decorated active football players in the world. He has 611 goals in his record, 503 of them scored for the different clubs he has played for: Malmö, Ajax, Juventus, Inter de Milán, Barcelona, Milan, PSG, Manchester United, Los Angeles Galaxy.
The player is also Sweden’s national team’s all-time leading scorer, with 62 goals in 116 appearances, of which he retired after Euro 2016.
Ibrahimovic, who will turn 40 on October 3, renewed his contract with AC Milan on April 2021 for another year, so he will be at the club also in the 2022 season.
It is uncertain whether the Swede will fully recover from his nagging injury and be able to continue to thrill us with its superb game. Could this be the sign that the football career of the lion Ibrahimovich is coming to an end?
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