AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that he has ‘never suffered so much’ having played ‘without an anterior cruciate ligament’ in his left knee for six months.
Through a statement on the club’s official website, they have confirmed that Ibrahimovic underwent an operation on his left knee in Lyon yesterday and that his estimated recovery time is 7-8 months.
Ibrahimovic posted a message on Instagram a day after the surgery, revealing the ordeal that he went through
“For the past six months I have played without an anterior cruciate ligament in my left knee. My knee had been swollen for six months,” he began.
“I have only been able to train with the team 10 times in the past six months. They have given more than 20 injections in six months. They emptied my knee once a week for six months. Painkillers every day for six months. I barely slept for six months because of the pain.
“I have never suffered so much on and off the pitch. I made something impossible into something possible. In my mind I had only one goal, to make my team-mates and coach Italian champions because I made them a promise. Today I have a new anterior cruciate ligament and another trophy.”