Ansu Fati will have to be operated on for the fourth time due to his knee injury which has kept him out since November 2020.
According to Mundo Deportivo, FC Barcelona’s youngster will have to undergo surgery once again, and this time, with the intention of resolving the injury at once. The operation will take place on Thursday, and will be carried out by the doctor of the Portuguese National Team who has been observing the player’s injury for the past few weeks. Dr. Antonio Maestro from Gijón and Dr. Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, a knee specialist based in Lyon are the other doctors who will be there during the surgery.
These three doctors have been in constant contact with Ansu for the past few weeks and the decision to operate for the fourth time was taken on Sunday. The intention is to put an end to Ansu’s meniscus problems. A meniscectomy or partial removal of the meniscus are the options available.
However, according to AS, since the problem has not resolved after so many tries, doctors with the player’s consent have decided to go for the bold option of completely removing the internal meniscus, which is the root of all the problems.
This option implies that the player could have serious long-term joint degeneration problems in his sports career, so he will have to do prevention and control work on his knee to avoid putting his career at risk.
After the operation, the player is expected to be out for 1-2 months but will be ready for the next season in full force.