Barça: the endless ordeal of Ansu Fati


Ansu Fati did not expect this. Revealed to the general public during the 2019-20 financial year, the crack born in 2002 immediately conquered his world and marked the spirits (8 goals). Convinced by his strong potential and his talent, Barça wanted to offer him more room to express himself this year. Quickly, Ronald Koeman made him a holder. But after ten meetings in all competitions (5 goals, 2 assists), the native of Bissau saw his season stopped. On November 7, he left with an injury at half-time in the match against Real Betis Balompié (5-2 victory). Two days later, on November 9, the Blaugrana issued a medical press release about him.

“The number 22 of FC Barcelona, ​​Ansu Fati, had a successful operation for a rupture of the left meniscus on Monday, by Doctor Ramon Cugat. The duration of his absence is estimated at around 4 months ”. A little brake on the beautiful rise of the young man of 18, who had taken his first steps in the Spanish national team a few weeks earlier. Despite this, the Catalans were hopeful of getting him back for the month of February, with the Champions League round of 16 in their sights in particular. Unfortunately, not everything went as planned. It all started a few days after his operation. After five days of hospitalization, Ansu Fati was released. But that’s when his knee started to swell. A bad surprise for the player.

The crack has chained the galleys

A few weeks later, on January 4, the Culés gave his news. “The first team player, Ansu Fati, underwent regenerative biological treatment by Dr Ramon Cugat under the supervision of the club’s medical services. The evolution of his injury follows a very satisfactory trajectory “. Behind the scenes, however, the reality was quite different. While his treatment was not really taking, Jorge Mendes’ foal had another left knee arthroscopy at the end of January. At the request of the player, Barça did not communicate on this operation. According to Sport, everyone was aware at the time that Ansu Fati’s season seemed to be coming to an end, as no resumption date was set. The player, who saw the Euro move away, wanted to take his time to heal and recover.

Especially since the feelings continued to be bad and Fati could not support the workloads. In agreement with Barça, he went to the Santy Orthopedic Center in Lyon to consult the orthopedic surgeon Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet. The team also explained that the latter had recommended a smooth recovery before making a new point and possibly thinking about a new operation. This finally took place. AS revealed the player underwent a third operation at the end of March to cleanse his meniscus. The attacker ass, whose progress was zero, however displayed a rather optimistic face in the media.

A fourth operation scheduled for Thursday for Ansu Fati

Asked by the Cope on March 24, he confided: “My family is the one who helps me not to let go, we live quite naturally (…) I hope to be able to play, I hope to reach the last stage of the season and show the manager that I can be there”. Obviously a facade speech since his recovery process was still hell. This Tuesday, various Iberian media took stock of the situation of this talented footballer. “Concern at Barca over Ansu Fati’s condition“, title Marca. The Madrid publication explains that despite the various treatments, his knee is not getting better. The player would even be very affected morally. Same next to Sport who adds that the player and Barca were even worried about his recovery next year.

Because a new operation will be scheduled this Thursday reveals Mundo Deportivo this Tuesday. After taking some time to think it over, the different parties decided yesterday that the player, not yet fully recovered, would go to billiards for the fourth time. This new operation will be carried out by Antonio Maestro, doctor of the Portuguese national team, as well as by Doctor Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, knee specialist whom he had consulted at the end of March in Lyon. MD adds the player’s recovery time, which has increased the intensity of his work in recent days, is estimated at two months. This would allow him to be present for the summer resumption of FC Barcelona. What dreams the unfortunate Ansu Fati, deprived of football for months.

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