Zlatan Ibrahimovic could return from his latest injury setback in Milan, said Professor Pier Paolo Mariani: “If he is motivated and able to recover.”
After bearing a calf injury during yesterday’s practice with the Rossoneri, the former Sweden international will be checked today.
The 38-year-old may have injured the Achilles tendon and may have been made to stop for an extended time, but Mariani, who experienced plenty of football injuries, believed that the veteran may return to his ‘normal’ level, according to Italy reports.
“I can’t talk about things I don’t know,” Mariani told Il Corriere Dello Sport. “I’ll just say that a champion like Ibrahimovic can definitely start expressing himself on the level he is used to.”
“I don’t know the timing because I don’t know the extent of the injury, so I can’t evaluate how much strength or elasticity it could lose.”
“It depends on many factors. Certainly, at 38 or 39 years of age, it can depend on the psychological factors of the athlete. If he’s motivated, if he has the will to recover after a long period out, nothing can prevent him from returning to his standard level.”