Zlatan Ibrahimovic Injury: Updates on PSG Star's Hamstring and Return

Jason PettigroveContributor IApril 2, 2014

Zlatan Ibrahimovich was forced off in the second half against Chelsea.
Zlatan Ibrahimovich was forced off in the second half against Chelsea.Christophe Ena

Updates from Wednesday, May 7

Jonathan Johnson of ESPN provides an update on Zlatan Ibrahimovic's return:

Updates from Tuesday, May 6

Robin Bairner of Goal.com passed along the latest on Zlatan Ibrahimovic's return after his hamstring injury:

Updates from Friday, April 25

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is targeting a late-season comeback for PSG in their May 7 clash with Rennes.

Well-known French reporter Jonathan Johnson tweeted the following:


Updates from Tuesday, April 22

Ibrahimovic is out for PSG's next match, according to Jonathan Johnson of ESPNFC:

Updates from Monday, April 21

ESPN's Jonathan Johnson reports when fans should expect Zlatan Ibrahimovic to undergo an MRI to reveal the current state of his injury status:


Updates from Friday, April 4

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has received the results of the scan on the injury picked up against Chelsea, and Laurent Blanc is confident the Swede will play again this season.

French journalist Jonathan Johnson reported: 


Updates From Thursday, April 3

BeIN Sports reports that Ibrahimovic could miss serious time with the injury:

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the second leg of Paris Saint-Germain's quarter-final with Chelsea through injury, according to Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.


And PSG chief Al-Khelaifi was not optimistic, telling beIn Sport after the match: "Ibrahimovic picked up an injury. He will be out for a few weeks."

Ibrahimovic's absence in Ligue 1 will be less obviously felt as les Parisiens are well ahead of second-placed Monaco in the title race and coach Blanc added that it was beyond question that at least a short spell on the sidelines is needed.

"Zlatan felt a slight muscular pain - I'm not sure whether it's his calf or his hamstring," Blanc added. "We'll have to look after that but it will require a certain amount of rest."

The Guardian added a timeframe to the report:

Paris Saint-Germain owner Nasser Al Khelaïfi fears Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be sidelined for up to four weeks after limping out of Wednesday night's first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Chelsea.


"We are waiting for the results of his tests," he said. "But I think he will be absent for a minimum of four weeks. He will not be playing in the return match against Chelsea, it's impossible."

Original Text

Zlatan Ibrahimovic left the field in some discomfort during the second half of Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Chelsea on Wednesday.   

London Evening Standard football correspondent James Olley noted that the player hadn't been his normal self throughout proceedings and was holding his right hamstring as he trudged off:

Tom Williams of Agence France-Presse provides an update on how long the injury is expected to sideline Ibrahimovic.

In a team full of stars, Ibra is still the main man and has so often been the talisman for Laurent Blanc's side. Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl noted just how serious this could be for PSG:

Whilst any absence is unlikely to affect the club in their quest to retain Ligue 1—PSG are 13 points ahead at this point per Ligue1.com—it may well hamper their efforts to see out the tie against the Blues in the return at Stamford Bridge.

There are no updates on Ibrahimovic's return at this point, but as soon as they are known, this page will be updated.