INITIAL fears that Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered a career threatening injury in training were allayed by his club AC Milan, which insisted that Ibrahimovic suffered a calf injury, and not suspected ruptured Achilles.
The spokesperson for the Serie A club said on Monday that Ibrahimovic, 38, injured a calf during a match at the end of a training session.
Zlatan walked off the training without crutches, and the extent of the injury will be confirmed on Tuesday.
AC Milan stated in a statement, “we will know the entity of the problem [then].”
SportMediaset reporter Pietro Balzano Prota wrote on Twitter: ‘Bad
injury for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Medical tests are expected but it could be a long stop.’
Ibrahimovic’s future at the San Siro was already up in the air with Bologna claiming he would leave the club at the end of his deal, drawing suggestions that the forward could be at Bologna or return to his native Sweden.
Zlatan had returned from Sweden on May 11, two months after leaving Milan as a nationwide lockdown halted the Italian Serie A with 12 games to go.
Group workouts have been allowed in Italy last week as a government decision about the mid-June restart of the league is expected on Thursday.
According to the MailOnline, there were fears that the injury could have ended Ibrahimovic’s long football career and cut short his Milan contract, which is set to expire in the summer.