Zlatan Ibrahimovic‘s knee is in such incredible condition that surgeons at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine want to carry out medical research with him when his career ends.
His agent Mino Raiola explained that surgeons were amazing Ibrahimovic’s knee was in such good condition after 20 years of football, other than his ligament injury of course, that they would love to find out more in the future to see exactly why.
Speaking about Ibrahimovic, Raiola said: “His knees are so strong that doctors said they had never seen anything like it.
“He has a knee that’s almost impossible for a football player with a 20 year long career to have. It was perfectly clean, there were no damage to it.
“Zlatan’s knee is so strong that the doctor’s want him to return after his career to do research on him. They work at the world’s best research institute for knees and ligaments.
“They research a lot about the subject and that is why they are better than everyone else. So after Zlatan’s career we will go back and open him again to research his ligament.”
Is Raiola just protecting his player and painting a rosy picture rather than the whole truth? Well, I’m hoping not but there is always the possibility of an agenda driven piece of PR when it comes to football agents.
But Ibrahimovic really is a player who is fit beyond his years. He doesn’t look 35 and the fact he played 90 minutes on so many occasions this season for Manchester United is a testament to that. However, it’s going to be a tough ask for him to return to action aged 36 after such a serious injury.
That being said, Ibrahimovic won’t give up easily and if his knee is indeed in superb condition otherwise then it does bode well for him.