Ansu Fati is still the talk of the town in Barcelona and rightly so. The young starlet has had his operation now and will be unavailable to Ronald Koeman for the foreseeable future. Of course, the papers are focusing on that particular piece of news this morning.
SPORT are saying he will be out for a total of four months, which is about the average after an operation of such magnitude.
Interestingly, they also feel that Zinedine Zidane is cornered and needs to turn Real Madrid’s fortune around really quickly if he wants to keep his job. Florentino Pérez already doubts the French gaffer after two defeats in LaLiga and just the one victory in Europe.
Quite clearly, Los Blancos don’t have the bench to rotate the squad and it’s hurting their 2020/21 campaign. The latest to get injured is Federico Valverde. SPORT also mention Memphis Depay, who’s said to be joining Barcelona in January.
Mundo Deportivo are focusing on very similar things: Fati and Real Madrid.
Following his operation, we won’t see Fati until March, which means he’ll miss 30 games in total and won’t be available for the first rounds of the Champions League knockout stages.
Needless to say, it’s a huge blow for Barcelona as the youngster has been their most important player in the ongoing campaign.
Injury Update: Ansu Fati could avoid surgery as treatment is going well currently
According to RAC1, there is finally a glimmer of positive news regarding Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati’s recovery from injury. After consistent roadblocks in his recuperation, he may seemingly be on the right track to return to action.
The winger suffered significant damage to the internal meniscus of his left knee back in November 2020. After immediately going under the knife, Fati has been sidelined ever since. His return was scheduled for early March but due to constant setbacks, he has had to consider multiple surgeries to follow up.
Fati was undergoing a biological regenerative treatment after his first procedure under Dr Ramon Cugat, under the supervision of Barcelona’s medical team. However, he faced repeated swelling of the knee, which prevented him from doing anything aside from targeted work in the gym.
After reportedly going through a second surgery and even facing the possibility of a third procedure, Ansu Fati, unfortunately, is already set to miss out on the rest of the season alongside midfielder Philippe Coutinho.
However, these latest reports seem to finally bear good news about the teenage sensation and his recovery. The report highlights that if these positive feelings continue, he will be able to avoid going to the operating room once again, which would be very beneficial. He will also apparently travel to Seville on Friday with the rest of the players ahead of their Copa del Rey final.
Fati’s killer instinct in front of goal has certainly been missed sorely at times this season alongside of course, his immense technical ability. Barcelona and their fans will be hoping that the road to a full recovery is smooth from here on out for their budding star.