Bad news for Ansu Fati. The Barcelona forward's return from a knee injury continues to be delayed and after three operations he has still not obtained the desired results. Both Barça and the player are very worried about the situation and are considering taking urgent measures in the coming days to ensure he can at least be back for the start of next season.
There's no light at the end of the tunnel yet. Ansu has been out for six months after tearing his meniscus last November. In principle, he was ruled out for four months, but the recovery process has been hell. Even after his first operation, he had to remain in the clinic for five days. Weeks later, the knee flared up again, generating pain. In January, therefore, he had a second operation, per TV3.
That didn't give the expected results either, though. Ansu's season appeared over and he began to accept that he wouldn't even be back for the European Championships with Spain. But now with more caution and focused on next season, the feelings were still concerning. The knee was not supporting the workloads he was being given and, according to AS, he underwent a third procedure to clean up the meniscus. That was at the end of March and since then there's been hardly any progress. Everytime he's wanted to take a small step forward, the knee has not responded.
Now, the Barça forward is seriously considering the option of another operation in the coming days. It will be the player who decides but if the sensations don't improve, everything suggests a fourth operation will take place, this time not under the supervision of Doctor Ramon Cugat. At this stage, his presence for preseason is not even guaranteed.
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