Maicon to have surgery; Ibrahimovic also out

AP, Tuesday 16 Aug 2011

Inter Milan fullback Maicon requires surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee and AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a left ankle problem, ruling both players out from the start of the Serie A season


Inter says Maicon will head home to be operated on by Brazil national team physician Jose Luis Runco, and he’ll likely be out for at least a month.

Maicon has been bothered by the injury since last season.

Inter opens the season against Lecce on Aug. 28.

Ibrahimovic was hurt during a friendly with his hometown club Malmo in Sweden on Sunday and will likely miss just one match, Milan’s opener at Cagliari on Aug. 27.

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