Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for up to four weeks with an injury

Milan appear to have suffered a major blow following reports that Zlatan Ibrahimovic could miss up to four weeks of action with a hamstring problem.

The Swedish striker has made a transformative impact on the Rossoneri since his return last December, with ten goals last term helping Stefano Pioli’s side into the Europa League.

His rich streak of form has continued into 2020/21, as he has already matched his goal tally for the previous campaign in just six matches.

Sweden celebrates another Serie A brace over the weekend / DeFodi Images/Getty Images

Ibrahimovic’s ten strikes put him ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has eight, and Romelu Lukaku, who has seven. The 39-year-old has been instrumental in Milan’s impressive start to the season, which has seen them top Serie A after eight games.

The Swede was due to score Milan’s match-winner in Sunday’s 3-1 victory at Napoli – picking up a brace – but was forced off in the closing stages with a hamstring injury.

While nothing has been confirmed by the Rossoneri, Sky Italia’s Manuele Baiocchini reports that the club carried out tests on Monday afternoon to determine the full extent of the injury.

Ibrahimovic could miss up to four weeks, potentially missing the remaining nine games before the Christmas break.

Stefano Pioli’s Rossoneri currently lead Serie A after eight games / Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

However, Gazzetta dello Sport (via Italian Football TV) believe Ibrahimovic could be back in time to face Parma in Serie A on December 13.

Should that be true, Milan will be without their hitman for upcoming bouts against Fiorentina and Sampdoria in the league, as well as Lille, Celtic and Sparta Prague in the Europa League – although Ibrahimovic has been rested for most of the European competition so far. has been given.

After all, with their formidable protagonists set for a spell together, this will be a defining period in the build-up to a very exciting season for Milan.

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