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Report: #ManU's Ibrahimovic To See Renown Pittsburgh Surgeon, Freddie Fu

Athletes from many sports that have suffered major knee injuries over the years have turned to Pittsburgh, and UPMC’s renown surgeon Dr. Freddie Fu.
Again, this appears to be case, as one of the biggest names in English Premier League, Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be making his way to Pittsburgh to see Fu after suffering a debilitating knee injury that might even be worse than initially diagnosed.

The concern for Ibrahimovic stems from fear that he may have suffered posterior ligament and medial ligament as well as cruciate ligament damage to his knee during United’s Europa League tie at home to Anderlecht last Thursday.
In case you didn’t see it, here’s the replay of the injury.

Dr Fu, chairman of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, has vast experience in treating athletes — but he’s probably most known to treat American football players and athletes.  The Hong Kong-born specialist Fu is an expert on ACL injuries and has conducted over 6,000 operations.

Dr. Fu

Dr. Freddie Fu

One reason why Ibrahimovic, who is 6′ 5″, may have turned to Dr Fu is because he is more used to dealing with bigger, stronger athletes.
On Instagram over the weekend, Ibrahimovic, who’s contract with Manchester United will expire at the end of the season, expressed that despite the devastating injury, he plans to come back.

“I will go through this like everything else and come back even stronger,” Ibrahimovic wrote.
“So far I played with one leg so it shouldn’t be any problem. One thing is for sure, I decide when it’s time to stop and nothing else. Giving up is not an option. See you soon.”

Once again, the road to recovery for another big name athlete will begin in Pittsburgh.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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