French outlet L’Equipe reports that Paris Saint-Germain Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be out for up to three more weeks after suffering a knee injury.
Ibrahimovic, 33, injured a ligament in his knee in the French Super Cup final against Lyon two weeks ago and missed PSG’s season opener against Lille. L’Equipe writes that the Swede can miss up to an additional three weeks, which would put him in jeopardy of missing Sweden’s crucial European Championship qualifier with Russia on Sep. 5.
Ibrahimovic is the captain of the Swedish national team and leads the Swedes in scoring with five goals in four games. Sweden is second in Group G on 12 points, four behind leaders Austria and four points ahead of third-placed Russia.
With four games remaining in the qualifiers for Euro 2016 in France next summer, Sweden can’t afford to be without their captain and leading goalscorer. Ibrahimovic has been one of the best strikers in the world for a long time and without him, Sweden is a much weaker side.
Ibrahimovic scored twice for Sweden in the last qualifying game against Montenegro as the Swedes grabbed a 3-1 win at home at Friends Arena in Solna.
There has been a lot of speculation during the summer that Ibrahimovic would leave PSG as he’s on the last year of his deal with the French club, with clubs like AC Milan, Inter Milan and Galatasaray wanting to sign the powerful striker, but he’s stated on several occasions that he’s happy with life in Paris.