Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss AC Milan's first Serie A match back after a three-month coronavirus shutdown with the Swedish veteran struggling for fitness after a calf injury, coach Stefano Pioli said on Sunday.
An Achilles tendon injury would see Zlatan Ibrahimovic out injured for weeks.
The Italian government announced that Serie A clubs can resume team training if they make adjustments to medical protocols.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to spend two weeks in quarantine before joining his AC Milan teammates who resumed individual training last week.
While admitting that he had many idols while growing up, Erling Haaland made a special mention of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
All football in Italy has been suspended due to the coronavirus which has claimed the lives of nearly 18,000 people in the country.
Inter Milan pull level on 54 points with Juventus but are ahead of the champions on goal difference thanks to a thrilling second half turnaround.
Juventus have a four-point cushion on Inter, who have won only two of their last six league games, and are now also under threat from Lazio.
Inter Milan are two points behind Serie A leaders Juventus with promoted Lecce offering 50-year-old Antonio Conte a chance to take home three points.
Serie A: Lazio vs Napoli match seemed headed for a goalless draw but all that changed with eight minutes remaining.
AC Milan move up to eighth in the Serie A table, 10 points off the Champions League berths.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Serie A hat-trick to lift Juventus top of Serie A, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic failed to inspire AC Milan on his return.
The statue has been the target of numerous attacks since Zlatan Ibrahimovic invested in Stockholm-based Hammarby, angering supporters of Malmo FF.
AC Milan play host to Sampdoria on Monday, their first game since the humiliating 5-0 goal defeat to Atalanta last month which sparked Zlatan Ibrahimovic's return.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic said that going to the United States after his career-threatening knee injury at Manchester United had refuelled his passion.
AC Milan are struggling in 11th place after a 5-0 thrashing against Atalanta last weekend, their worst defeat in 21 years.
According to multiple reports in Italy, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has accepted AC Milan's proposal and is ready to sign a deal to return to the club within the next two days.
Not only is Zlatan Ibrahimovic blazing his own trail on the field but he is doing so off it as well.