The medics are amazed at how Ibra manages to play at the highest level so far. The 39-year-old footballer’s knee is so strong that doctors want to study him.


Doctors at the University of Pittsburgh want to examine Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the Swedish star finishes his football career. Doctors have failed to understand the phenomenon of a player who has suffered a knee injury several times during his career but has managed to return to the highest level each time.

“He has such a strong knee that the doctor says we have never seen anything like it before. It is impossible to have such a knee in a player who has been playing at the highest level for 20 years. He is clean and sane. Zlatan is so strong that doctors want to study him after he finishes his career. “These doctors study the knee and crossbones and are the best in their field. So, after Zlatan finishes the game, we will go back to the doctors to examine his crossbones in detail,” said Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola.

The American specialists were especially interested in the case of 2017 when Manchester United played Anderlecht in the quarter-final of the Europa League. In that match, Ibra severed his cruciate ligaments, and there was a lot of talk about the fact that a 36-year-old player at the time would have suffered a trauma to end his career.

But in the shortest time possible to heal a similar type of injury – seven months, Zlatan was put in order. It is true that the Swede has only scored once at United since then and his transfer to MLS would mark the end of his career. Still, no – Ibrahimovic scored 22 goals and 7 assists in 27 games in the Los Angeles Galaxy, and the next season was even more impressive. As a result, Ibra returned to big European football.


Interesting Facts


  • In early 2020, Zlatan moved to Milan, scoring 10 goals and conceding 5 assists, helping the team to finish 6th.
  • In the current season, Ibra managed to score in all the matches of Serie A, in which he participated, moreover, consistently 2 goals! Only one goal was scored against Udinese, but instead, he made a goal assist, and his team won – 2: 1.
  • Sweden was diagnosed with coronavirus in September. After missing two weeks, Ibra came back again and started pulling.


Zlatan turned 39 in October but did not seem to intend to end his career. Moreover, Ibrahimovic recently told us that he is thinking about returning to the Swedish team, which he will say goodbye to in 2016. So it is possible that American doctors will have to wait a long time before they will be able to study Zlatan’s body.