Barcelona were shaken by the unfortunate news that Ansu Fati will need a third knee surgery recently.
AS revealed that the youngster’s injury rehabilitation has been thrown off yet again as he needs yet another surgery.
Fati continues to rebound from a November injury to the internal meniscus of his left knee. To heal this, Ansu Fati will need his third knee surgery at the end of March.
If all else fails, it seems that the winger will have to have his meniscus removed completely.
Ansu Fati made his way into Barcelona’s first team with impressive performances from his initial minutes on the pitch.
Only 17 years of age then, he already became a useful asset in the Blaugranas’ squad.
Then, Ronald Koeman arrived and as the new coach, he planned to give Fati more first-team action.
Indeed, Koeman had plans to even make Fati a key piece in the starting eleven.
From the first game in La Liga 2020/21, the Dutch coach named Fati among the starters.
Indeed, he started with a brace in the 4-0 win over Villarreal. Things were looking up and Fati wished to stay at Barca long-term.
However, a few months later he suffered a huge injury blow that haunted him throughout the rest of the season.
On November 7, when the Catalans put five past Betis, the 18-year-old was forced out of the game.
He had suffered a terrible injury that required surgery. Several months later, he is still affected by it.
This season, the 18-year-old has been desperately missed by Barcelona, and the news about his injury seems to be getting worse by the day.
Toward the end of March, we reported that Fati was fearing a third surgery and avoid it at all costs.
Then, rumors surfaced last month claiming that he was actually on the right track. But now it seems that this is not the case.
Instead, Fati’s worst fears were realized when he realized another knee surgery might be needed, his third in close succession.
Fati had another arthroscopy at the end of March, according to the report, and he will now be examined to see whether another major surgery is needed.