Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be taking the field for the foreseeable future. In a statement on Thursday, AC Milan announced that its star striker has tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19. AC Milan is set to face Bodo-Glimt in the Europa League on Thursday night. As a safety precaution, Zlatan has been placed in quarantine.
The striker is self-isolating at home following the test carried out ahead of the team’s Europa League third qualifying round tie against Norwegian club Bodo-Glimt in the San Siro later Thursday. Ibrahimovic skipped Thursday’s game and will also subsequently miss out on any Europa League play-offs and the next two Serie A games against Crotone and Spezia.
“Ibrahimovic has tested positive for Covid-19 following a second round of swab tests ahead of tonight’s game against Bodo/Glimt,” the Serie A club also let out a tweet.
The soccer player took to Twitter and posted a rather ‘daunting’ tweet.
His fans went ahead to post rather humorous tweets in response.
The striker will most likely return to the pitch after October 17th this year.