BARCELONA – Ansu Fati suffered a tear in the internal meniscus of his left knee this Saturday. What at first was seen as a simple scare, publicly stated by Ronald Koeman, (“the first half has ended with discomfort,” said the DT) led to the worst news for Barcelona with an injury that could leave him off the pitch for one to three months, according to a medical source consulted by ESPN who preferred to show caution because he did not know if the ligament could also be damaged.
The Barça club announced the injury this Saturday through a statement in which it reported that “The tests carried out this afternoon have shown that the first team player Ansu Fati has a tear in the internal meniscus of his right knee. In the next few days the treatment to follow will be determined ”, not specifying the period of absence that the forward faces while waiting to determine the procedure to follow in his recovery.
The time of discharge would be established depending on the exact extent of the injury and whether or not the meniscus should be removed.
Ansu’s injury occurred half an hour into the match against Real Betis, when he suffered a hard tackle from Aissa Mandi when he entered to finish off a low cross by Jordi Alba and that led to the penalty that Antoine Griezmann would later miss. Although initially the young squad player remained on the field of play, during the break, taking care of his discomfort, his replacement was determined, being immediately subjected to medical tests that confirmed the break.
For now, the footballer will not join the concentration of the Spanish team, in which he was summoned by Luis Enrique, and he will surely miss the momentous League match against Atlético de Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on November 21 and most likely the Champions League in Kiev against the Dynamo on the 24th.