Zlatan Ibrahimović is out of EURO 2020 due to the injury suffered against Juve.
Ibra walked off the pitch of the Allianz Stadium on May 9 with an injury, watching from the side as his teammates beat Juventus 3-0 on the same night, and then beating Torino 7-0 a few days later.
Today, the severity of Zlatan’s injury was revealed. While the situation is better than initially feared, Ibrahimović will still have to sit out of the next few weeks, as confirmed by the Rossoneri club:
“Milan announces that today Zlatan Ibrahimović was visited in Milanello by Dr. Volker Musahl (UPMC Pittsburgh) following the recent sprain to his left knee that took place in Juventus-Milan. According to the specialist indications, the player will be subjected to a six-week conservative treatment.”
Damage to the anterior cruciate ligament has been avoided, but Sweden have confirmed that the 39-year-old striker’s new injury means he’ll miss the EURO: “I spoke to Zlatan today, who unfortunately told me his injury will prevent his participation in the European Championship this summer,” said Sweden coach Janne Andersson. “Of course it is sad, especially for Zlatan, but for us too. I hope that he is back on the pitch again as soon as possible.”
In today’s press conference, Stefano Pioli confirmed that Ibra will be there in the locker room with Milan against Cagliari at San Siro. Zlatan finishes the season with 15 goals in 19 Serie A games.