AC Milan and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss football action for up to eight months following a surgery to his knee.
The 40-year-old forward helped Milan win their first Serie A title in 11 years even though he struggled with injuries for a large part of the successful campaign.
Milan have labeled the surgery procedure on his left knee “a complete success”.
Ibrahimovic has won the Scudetto in two different spells with the Rossoneri and is out of contract in the summer.
However, he had previously expressed his desire to remain at the club for at least one more season.
With the most recent injury update, he will remain on the sidelines for a lengthy period of time, hence a serious doubt over his future.
He started just 11 league matches in the recently concluded league season and scored eight times.