The Euro 2020 begins this Friday and among the great absentees appears the name of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish striker suffered a severe injury playing for Milan in Serie A, from which he has yet to recover. And this Friday, he received bad news that makes him think about making the decision to retire.
It's that the Italian press confirmed that he didn't exhibit improvement in the injury he suffers in his left knee and, if he continues in this way, he will have to undergo surgery. If this happens, Zlatan will spend at least three months without physical activity and, at 39, could condition him to retirement.
So far, Ibrahimovic has been carrying out rehabilitation therapy on his left knee for a month that so far did not turn out in the way he expected. No matter how much the Swede showed in his social networks training that he performs, he knows that the result is not satisfactory and if he continues in that way he will have to undergo surgery.
The official diagnosis of the Swede's injury is a "sprain trauma to the left knee" that is being treated with a "six-week conservative therapy", therefore the intention is to wait until the end of this month to see if it can be avoided surgery, something that would logically require a longer time to be able to play again.
Ibrahimovic was injured on May 9 last on the occasion of the match that Milan played against Juventus for the Italian Serie A and despite the care and rehabilitation that he carries out, his knee is still very inflamed, according to the Italian club's doctors.
The Swede already suffered another serious knee injury four years ago when he was playing for Manchester United, and for that reason they are trying to avoid a new operation although at the moment it seems difficult.