‘Worst fears become reality for Ansu Fati and Barcelona’

Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 23:53

Ansu Fati has been sidelined for much longer than initially thought due to his knee injury sustained on Saturday, Dr. Pedro Luis Ripoll, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology at Murcia Hospital. The medical specialist, who has a lot of experience in the treatment of top football players, gives the opposite Brand indicates that Fati is likely to be out of circulation for three to five months due to his meniscus tear.

Barcelona already revealed the nature of Fati’s injury on Saturday evening immediately after the game against Real Betis (5-2 win), but it is still unclear how long the recovery period of the eighteen-year-old attacker will be. Fati was probably injured after half an hour of play when he was toppled by Aissa Mandi in the penalty area. The wing striker still played out the first half, although he was visibly bothered by the injury. In the break he was replaced by trainer Ronald Koeman.

According to Dr. Ripoli is a torn meniscus a serious injury. “The meniscus must be stitched together because it is the knee’s shock absorber that protects the cartilage,” explains the doctor. Brand. “The cartilage has to be protected at all costs. And for that, the meniscus is needed, which has to be stitched. There is normally a period of three to five months for recovery.”

Previously went Brand still expects a recovery time of one month while Sport said about a month and a half. Should Fati indeed be sidelined for months, as Dr. Ripoli claims that is a huge blow to Barcelona. The eighteen-year-old Spaniard has made a definitive breakthrough at Camp Nou this season and is one of the permanent employees in Koeman’s team. Fati was good for five goals and two assists in nine matches in all competitions.

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