VIDEO: Zlatan is already working out; “Lions don’t recover like humans”

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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.

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“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. 

The touch will never disappear. Lions dont recover like humans. @azsportswear #itsnotaboutthegear

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