May 7, 2021
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Ansu Fati’s injury comeback has hit another setback, with FC Barcelona confirming Spain forward has had to undergo another knee operation.

Fati suffered a serious meniscus injury in November, having scored five goals across 10 appearances for Barca in all competitions.

He had initially been forecast to return in March.
But the 18-year-old hinted in a social media post at the end of that month he may be facing a long spell on the sidelines.

Having failed to return to training throughout April, Fati has now gone under the knife yet again, this time for a revision arthroscopy in his left knee.

FC Barcelona confirmed in a statement on the club’s official website that the operation had been undertaken by Dr Jose Carlos Noronha in Porto.

The Blaugrana have offered no update on a timescale for Fati’s return.

But it will certainly rule the youngster out of Euro 2020, albeit his chances of making the rearranged tournament already seemed extremely remote.

(DPA/NAN)

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