Barcelona ahead Ansu Fati can be sidelined for four months after present process knee surgery, the La Liga membership stated on Monday.
Fati, who turned 18 final month, ruptured the inner meniscus in his left knee throughout Barcelona’s 5-2 house win over Real Betis on Saturday.
“Ansu Fati has been operated on successfully by Dr. Ramon Cugat… under the supervision of the Club’s medical staff,” Barcelona stated in a press release. “The player will be out for approximately four months.”
Fati will miss Barca’s crunch Liga journey to Atletico Madrid later this month, the rest of the Champions League group phases and the Spanish Super Cup, set to be held in January in Saudi Arabia.
Fati has been considered one of Barca’s standout performers this season, scoring 5 targets in 10 appearances in La Liga and the Champions League.
Last season he grew to become the membership’s youngest ever league goalscorer and the youngest scorer within the historical past of the Champions League.