Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati leaves hospital five days after undergoing knee surgery which will keep the teenager out for the next four months
- Ansu Fati picked up the knee injury during Barcelona’s 5-2 win over Real Betis
- The Spaniard has scored or assisted 40 per cent of Barcelona’s goals this season
- Barcelona’s teenage sensation recently underwent an operation on his knee
- He will miss the next four months of action in a bitter blow for the LaLiga giants
Barcelona‘s teenage sensation Ansu Fati has left hospital five days after undergoing an operation on his knee.
The 18-year-old wonderkid was withdrawn at half-time of the club’s 5-2 win over Real Betis on November 7 due to a meniscus injury.
Fati went into surgery on Monday and the club confirmed that he will miss four months of action as he recovers.
Barcelona will be without teenage sensation Ansu Fati for up to four months due to his injury
Fati came off injured at half-time during Barcelona’s 5-2 LaLiga victory over Real Betis
It is a bitter blow for Ronald Koeman’s side as Fati has scored or assisted 40 percent of Barcelona’s goals so far this season.
And as reported by Cadena Cope, the Spaniard had to spend the rest of the week in hospital so that his initial recovery could be supervised by medical professionals.
They have now confirmed he was discharged on Friday afternoon so he can continue his recovery and rehabilitation at home.
Fati first broke into the Barcelona squad last season and has become a regular scoring 13 goals in 43 appearances.
He has also broken into the Spanish national team for the first time, scoring on his first international start to become the country’s youngest ever goalscorer.
His injury has left Barcelona with big questions to be answered as they aim to claw back the LaLiga title off Real Madrid and improve in the Champions League.
Fati first broke into the Barcelona team last season and has scored 13 goals in 43 appearances
Fati’s absence is likely to give Ousmane Dembele another run in the squad after the Frenchman’s string of injuries since his arrival at the club in 2017.
An alternative option could be to promote talented American Konrad De La Fuente or use 17-year-old talent Pedri more regularly.
Barcelona were strongly been linked with Lyon winger Memphis Depay over the summer and could look to reignite their interest with the man who played under Koeman for the Dutch national team.