Ahead of this summer’s Euro 2020, Sweden received bad news as their key player has been ruled out due to injury.
A major blow for Sweden ahead of their Euro 2020 campaign as star veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out due to injury.
During a recent 3-0 win against Juventus, the Rossoneri striker sustained knee trouble and had to be taken off the pitch in the second half. Initially, AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli believed that it was a minor setback. However, the latest reports confirm that the 39-year-old will require a longer duration for rehabilitation.
It happened as Zlatan appeared to get the ball back in the midfield and went down on the field. The injury, though, was seen as a non-contact injury. Despite trying to continue playing, the forward was substituted by Ante Rebic in the 66th minute.
After the match, Pioli said: “Ibra wasn’t fit before the game. Now he feels pain in his knee and we hope it’s nothing too serious.”
Consequently, Ibrahimovic could not feature in Wednesday’s game against Cagliari. Milan head coach was sure that the Sweden international had a “slight sprain” which prevented him from playing.
As it turns out, Ibra’s injury is of a high degree. Svensk Fotboll issued a statement on Saturday via Twitter saying: “Today, Zlatan has informed [head coach] Janne Andersson that his injury will stop him from participating in the European Championships this summer.”
“Get well, Zlatan, we hope to see you on the football field again soon!”