Gavi may miss more than eight months of time due to an ACL tear he sustained while playing for Spain internationally, Barcelona has been informed.
The young midfielder for the Catalan giants has sustained a “complete tear” of his ACL and a “associated injury to the lateral meniscus,” the team announced on Monday.
Gavi will now have surgery in the next days, and Barca will probably give a timeframe for his potential return at that point.
It will be a while before Gavi returns to the field, though, as Dr. Ripoll of the Ripoll and De Prado Sport Clinic—a FIFA-accredited medical center of excellence—warns.
“Recovery in six months is not likely to occur; it will take at least eight.” You can fully heal and a strong recovery is vital,” he informed Jijantes.
Should the projection turn out to be accurate, Gavi will miss the remainder of the season, the Olympics, the Euros, and the preseason before making a comeback.