Football – Serie A – “I have never suffered so much”: Zlatan Ibrahimovic recounts his ordeal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gritted his teeth. This Thursday, the day after his surgery in Lyon, which allowed him to reconstruct his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will earn him seven to eight months of convalescence, the Swedish star did not give any clues about his future but wanted to tell his ordeal on his Instagram account. “For the past six months, I have played without anterior cruciate ligament”he began.

“My knee was swollen for six months. I had over 20 injections in six months. They had to dry my knee once a week for six months. I took painkillers every day for six months “I hardly slept for six months because of the pain. I’ve never suffered so much, on and off the pitch.”Ibrahimovic continued.

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The Swede had already had surgery on his left knee in June 2021, which caused him to miss the Euros with Sweden and disrupted his start to the season. He also suffered from Achilles tendons this year, missing many matches. The announced period of unavailability risks taking the former Paris Saint-Germain striker, who will celebrate his 41st birthday in early October, towards a new long rehabilitation course.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic with the Italian champion trophy won with AC Milan, May 22, 2022

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However, the center-forward was proud to have contributed to the coronation of the Rossoneri, who won their 19th scudetto with him. “I made the impossible possible. In my mind I had only one goal, to allow my partners and my coach (Stefano Pioli) to be crowned Italian champions because I had given them a promise. Today I have a new ACL and a new trophy.”to conclude “Zlatan”.

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