Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that he has “never suffered so much” as he did six months ago after the Milan striker underwent surgery.
New Serie A champions Wednesday revealed that Ibrahimovic will be out for eight months following surgery on his left knee.
Ibrahimovic came off the bench in a 3-0 win over Sassuolo on Sunday which shut out the first Rossoneri Scudetto for 11 years.
The 40-year-old Swedish striker has started just 12 games for Stefano Pioli’s team this season and with his contract expiring at the end of next month, his future is in the air.
On Thursday Ibrahimovic opened up about the pain he experienced this year.
“For the past six months I have been playing without an ACL on my left knee,” he wrote on Instagram.
“My knee has been swollen for six months. I have only been able to train with the team 10 times in the last six months.
“She took more than 20 injections in six months. She had a knee injection once a week for six months. Daily pain pills for six months.
“I did not sleep for six months because of the pain. I have never suffered so much on and off the field. I did something impossible.
“In my mind I had only one goal, to make my teammates and coach become Italian champions because I promised them. Today I have a new ACL and another trophy.”