Ibrahimovic injury not serious, confirm Milan

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AC Milan have allayed fears Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered a serious Achilles injury in training on Monday, confirming after scans the tendon is "perfectly intact".

Ibrahimovic hurt the lower part of his right leg during a training match at the start of the week, leading to reports of a severe issue.

Media publications claimed the 38-year-old Swede had endured a major injury to his Achilles, potentially putting his career in doubt.

It had been suggested Ibrahimovic would miss the rest of the Serie A season, which is due to resume in June following the coronavirus-enforced suspension.

But following tests on Tuesday the fears were put to rest, with the striker set for an initial 10 days of rest before another examination on his calf.

"Milan announces that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has sustained an injury to his right soleus muscle during yesterday's training session," a club statement read.

"The Achilles tendon is perfectly intact. The player will undergo a scan in 10 days."

Ibrahimovic agreed to re-join Milan, whom he spent two years with earlier in his career, in December after leaving MLS franchise LA Galaxy.

He has scored three goals in eight Serie A appearances this season.

Source Omnisport