Zlatan Ibrahimovic is superhuman — there’s no other way to explain the video posted to the Manchester United striker’s Instagram account on Wednesday, 30 days after the 35-year-old underwent surgery to repair the torn ACL in his right knee.
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The video, which you can watch below, shows the big Swede kicking a ball, with both feet, in between short, choppy steps. If the feat of doing so barely four weeks after a major reconstructive surgery wasn’t enough to leave solidify Ibrahimovic’s place among the world’s toughest, most accomplished physical specimens, the attached caption will no doubt do the trick.
“The touch will never disappear,” he said. “Lions don’t recover like humans.”
Apparently they do not. This should fully dispel previous reports that the injury could be career-ending, a claim which Ibrahimovic’s agent, Mino Raiola, has refuted on a number of occasions.