AC Milan veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for Coronavirus ahead of Milan’s Europa League qualifier clash against Norwegian club Bodo/Glimt.
The 38-year-old Swedish striker will now miss the game at the San Siro on Thursday night.
The club released a statement to confirm that Ibrahimovic has been placed under quarantine at home away from his teammates and the club staff.
“Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for Covid-19 following a second round of swab tests ahead of tonight’s game against Bodo/Glimt.
” The club has informed the proper authorities and the player has been promptly placed in quarantine at home. All other team members and staff have tested negative.”
Ibrahimovic becomes the second Milan player to test positive for the virus after Brazilian defender Leo Duarte did so in the first round of swab test on Tuesday.
The Milan striker later posted: “I tested negative for Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea.”
Zlatan has been in form form for the Serie A team scoring in their last Europa League qualifier game against Shamrock Rovers and twice in the Serie A opener against Bologna.
Ibrahimovic will miss their weekend fixture against Crotone in the Serie A as well as Bodo/Glimt match.