Injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic may miss Sweden qualifier on Tuesday

Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic may miss Tuesday`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Group G leaders Austria after sustaining a muscle injury near his ribs during the 1-0 defeat by Russia.

Reuters| Last Updated: Sep 06, 2015, 13:22 PM IST
Injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic may miss Sweden qualifier on Tuesday

Moscow: Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic may miss Tuesday`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Group G leaders Austria after sustaining a muscle injury near his ribs during the 1-0 defeat by Russia.

"I felt something tighten when I went up to compete for a header," Ibrahimovic told reporters following Saturday`s game. 

"I couldn`t continue, no chance," he said after being replaced by Ola Toivonen at halftime.

"Let`s see what happens tomorrow. If it`s a pulled muscle then you have to let it rest," added the 33-year-old Paris St Germain striker, his country`s all-time top scorer.

Russia`s win put them on 11 points, one behind second-placed Sweden. Austria, who have 16 points, host Moldova later on Saturday.