Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been backed to make a ‘full recovery’ by his agent after undergoing ‘successful knee surgery’.
The Manchester United striker suffered a serious injury during the Europa League quarter-final tie with Anderlecht last month. The 35-year-old landed awkwardly late in the match and suffered ‘significant knee ligament damage’.
Ibrahimovic has now undergone surgery in the United States and can begin a rehabilitation process that is expected to take around nine months.
‘Zlatan Ibrahimovic has undergone successful knee surgery. He will make a full recovery and has not suffered a career-ending injury,’ a statement from Mino Raiola read.
‘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
‘Zlatan and the medical team are not available for interviews at this time. Additional updates will follow at a later date.’
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Ibrahimovic is out of contract this summer and he’s not expected to sign a new deal with the Red Devils.
The former PSG and Barcelona striker has however vowed to come back stronger.