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Official: AC Milan Striker Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery; 2 Months Out

Milan will need a deputy striker to kick off the season.

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Antonio Vitiello is reporting that Zlatan Ibrahimovic underwent surgery and his recovery is set for 4 weeks to be able to run again and 8 weeks to be able to play again.

As per the statement on the club’s website,

AC Milan announces that today Zlatan Ibrahimović underwent an arthroscopic lavage to his left knee at the UPMC Salvator Mundi International Hospital in Roma. The procedure carried out by surgeons Volker Musahl and Fabrizio Margheritini, and overseen by AC Milan medical chief Doctor Stefano Mazzoni and the Club’s orthopaedic consultant Roberto Pozzoni, was a success. Zlatan is doing well and will start his rehabilitation immediately.

MilanLive.it are reporting that the estimated recovery time is 8 weeks and will start off with a rest period followed by physiotherapy then field work. He is expected to be at Milanello on the 8th of July along with the rest of the squad. There is some optimism for him to be available for the start of the season on the 29th of August 2021.