Even before the international break began, FC Barcelona was not playing at their best, but the break has made matters worse.
Some of the Catalans’ most key players, like Marc Andre Ter Stegen and Gavi, have experienced physical issues during this window. These issues could have a big impact on the club in the upcoming weeks and months.
Gavi’s injury is very severe because he tore his anterior cruciate ligament. As a result, he will miss the rest of the season and will not be able to play for Barcelona or Spain in the Olympics or the 2024 Euros. The midfielder was hurt last Sunday while representing Spain against Georgio.
Due to the severity of the damage, the child will require surgery in order to fully recover; SPORT reports that this procedure will take place at the Barcelona Hospital on November 28.
Dr. Joan Carles Monllau, an expert in this sector, will perform the procedure. FC Barcelona has a special place of trust in this surgeon, who has successfully treated other Barcelona players like Philippe Coutinho and Alexia Putellas.
During his Tuesday morning visit to the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, Gavi had the opportunity to say hello to his teammates from Barcelona. The midfielder was given a standing ovation by his colleagues in the gym, and it’s obvious that the young player’s injury is a major setback for the Catalan club.
Being among the worst things that may happen to a football player during their career, the injury is also cause for concern. Gavi’s condition is especially complex and concerning because his meniscus is also injured and his ACL has fully ruptured.
Consequently, Xavi’s injury-related issues will not go away in the upcoming days. Although there was hope that the return of Pedri and Frenkie would give the Barcelona head coach additional alternatives in the midfield, Gavi’s season-ending injury will only complicate matters further for the team.