Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been “fixed” and feels “stronger” after undergoing knee surgery in the United States, he said on Tuesday.
“Fixed, done and stronger,” Ibrahimovic posted on his official Instagram account, accompanied by a photograph showing white medical wristbands around his two wrists, or at least that was the original image he posted.
About an hour after sharing the image on Instagram, he took it down before replacing it with a picture of his forearm sporting a tattoo whilst lying in his hospital bed by the looks of the sheets and the fact that he appears to be wearing a hospital gown.
The reasoning behind the change of picture is unclear, especially since the caption remained exactly the same, including the typo at the end of it.
“Once again thank you for the support. We will enjoy my game togheter soon.”
Ibrahimovic, 35, faces a long period of rehabilitation after sustaining ligament damage in his right knee during United’s Europa League quarter-final win against Anderlecht last month.
With his United contract due to expire at the end of the season, his future at the club is in doubt.
United wrote on Twitter: “Good news from Zlatan’s team that he has undergone successful knee surgery.”
In a statement released late on Monday, Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola said surgery in Pittsburgh had been “successful”.
Raiola added: “He will make a full recovery and has not suffered a career-ending injury.”
Meanwhile, Neymar was one of the stars who notably liked the original post along with Marcus Rashford and former United star David Beckham commented, “Get well soon big man”.
Ibrahimovic was a stunning success in his first season at United, scoring 28 goals in 46 appearances and inspiring the team to victory over Southampton in the League Cup final.
Provided by AFP