Ansu Fati is not in favour of undergoing yet another operation after he picked up an injury during Barcelona‘s defeat to Athletic Club in the Copa del Rey in midweek.
The talented 19-year-old injured his hamstring and is expected to be out for two months, but the recovery period could be longer if he has surgery.
On Saturday, a meeting took place at the Barcelona‘s training ground, where Ansu Fati and his family met doctors and the club’s coaches to discuss the pros and cons of having surgery.
No decision was made on whether Ansu Fati will be operated on. Barcelona, who believe he should have surgery, expect a final call to be made on Monday, January 24.
Physical and mental recovery
Ansu Fati has experienced a nightmare with injuries since making his Barcelona debut in 2019, and the club’s main objective is that he doesn’t suffer another long-term injury.
Barcelona are working on a specific training programme for Ansu Fati in order to prevent a reoccurrence of his injuries to his knee and hamstring.
In total, Ansu Fati will have missed approximately two seasons of football due to several operations, and he has made just 10 appearances this season.
The Spain international will need to regain his confidence, which will be both a mental and physical battle.
“Ansu is very down,” said Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez.
The transfer window is a solution
The loss of Ansu Fati is very bad news for Barcelona, who have been reliant on him whenever he has been a regular in the team. He is an exciting player and everything Barcelona need as they look to revive their season.
However, the reality is that Ansu Fati is injury prone, so Barcelona may need to dip into the transfer market to find a replacement, which could occur before the close of the January transfer window.