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Pioli issues Ibrahimovic injury update after striker forced off vs Juventus

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The Swede needed to be replaced by Ante Rebic after hurting himself in his side’s emphatic win at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday.

AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli does not have the details of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury but believes the striker’s problem is not “anything serious”.

Ibrahimovic could only last 66 minutes in the match against Juventus as he was forced off after he hurt his knee competing for a ball in midfield.

His withdrawal, fortunately, had no effect on the team as Milan overpowered Juventus 3-0 to rise to third place in the Serie A standings.

A prolonged absence of the 39-year-old, who is the leading goalscorer for his side with 15 goals in 19 league games, however, could prove to be fatal for Stefano Pioli’s side, who are looking look to close out their campaign with a top-four finish.

“Zlatan was not at 100 percent, he had half a training session with us on Friday, but he wanted to be here at all costs,” Pioli told Sky Sport Italia after the match.

“He has a sore knee, but I don’t think it’s anything serious. We’ll evaluate it.”

It has been an injury-plagued season for Ibrahimovic, who has already missed 23 games for Milan so far due to a variety of fitness issues and coronavirus.