Zlatan Ibrahimović’s injury less serious than first believed

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              FILE - In this Sunday Jan. 5, 2020 file photo, the damaged statue of soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic next to Stadion football arena in Malmo, Sweden. The much-vandalized statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic is staying in Malmo. Committee members from the Swedish city’s council have held a meeting Monday, May 18 to discuss proposals from local citizens about where to move the statue of the soccer player from its current location outside Malmo’s stadium. The bronze sculpture has been repeatedly attacked since Ibrahimovic become a part-owner in Hammarby.(Johan Nilsson/TT via AP, file)
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MILAN (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimović’s injury is less serious than first believed with tests showing the AC Milan forward did not damaged his Achilles tendon.

Ibrahimović was injured on Monday while training for the restart of Serie A soccer. It was announced that he had a calf injury but there were also reports that he could be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with an Achilles tendon injury, too.

However, Milan said tests on Tuesday have revealed “an injury to his right soleus muscle” but that “the Achilles tendon is perfectly intact.”

“The player will undergo a scan in 10 days,” Milan said.

Serie A has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league is hoping to restart on June 13 if the government approves.

The 38-year-old Ibrahimović rejoined Milan in December on a six-month contract with an option for next season.

During the virus lockdown in Italy, Ibrahimović trained with Swedish club Hammarby, of which he is part owner.

Ibrahimović scored three goals in eight Serie A matches with Milan this season. He also played for Milan from 2010-12.