Removed from the field since November 7, Ansu Fati is still far from finding the Barcelona group. According to several Spanish media, the young winger is unable to recover from his meniscus injury and a new operation, the fourth, is scheduled this week.
Cut in full swing by a meniscus injury against Betis Sevilla in early November, Ansu Fati is grimacing. According to several Spanish media, the young Barça winger is very affected by his situation while his unavailability drags on.
The Catalan club were counting on an absence of four months but had to revise its diagnosis upwards. After three operations in November, January and March, his left knee is still painful and far from allowing a return on the ground. Fati should therefore miss the entire end of the season for the Catalan club, claiming the title in La Liga.
A fourth operation this Thursday
The native of Guinea-Bissau hoped to start his recovery at the end of March but his knee did not respond positively. Sport ensures that the Catalan club and the player, worried, are considering “emergency measures” so that the winger is available at the start of next season, including a fourth operation.
Mundo Deportivo even announces that this is scheduled for Thursday, and will be carried out by the doctor of the Portuguese selection, Antonio Maestro, and Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, specialist in knee injuries, who had notably operated on Nabil Fekir.
Author of a breathtaking start to the season, with five goals and four assists in 10 matches, Fati had won his place in Barça and in the Spanish team, of which he had become the youngest scorer. But his injury will deprive him of the Euro (June 11-July 11) and probably the Tokyo Olympic Games (July 23-August 8).