Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for coronavirus, the Serie A club confirmed on Thursday.
The announcement was made just hours before Milan’s encounter against Norwegian side FK Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League third qualifying round.
The former Manchester United striker is not the only Milan player to test positive, with defender Leo Duarte testing positive on Tuesday.
“Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for Covid-19 following a second round of swab tests ahead of tonight’s game against Bodø/Glimt,” Milan confirmed in a statement.
“The Club has informed the relevant authorities and the player has been promptly placed in quarantine at home.
“All other team members and staff have tested negative,” it added.
One of Europe’s most charismatic players, he has scored 14 goals in 22 matches since returning for a second stint at Milan in January, helping revive his team.
I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) September 24, 2020
He began the new Serie A season in style on Monday by scoring twice in the 2-0 win over Bologna.
(With Reuters inputs)