Barcelona suffer ANOTHER blow as wonderkid Ansu Fati will not be back from his knee injury until ‘well into April’ as Ronald Koeman’s side try to catch LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid
- Barcelona winger Ansu Fati suffered a torn meniscus injury back in November
- The 18-year-old hoped to be back by the end of March but that was premature
- Fati is however targeting a return in April to help the Barcelona’s LaLiga title bid
Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati will not be back from his knee injury until mid-April, giving Barcelona another blow in their LaLiga title chase.
The 18-year-old winger proved himself to be an integral part of the side despite his tender age, scoring five times in 10 matches in all competitions this season and 13 in 43 across his whole professional career.
Spain’s youngest ever goalscorer tore his meniscus of his left knee against Real Betis on November 7, had surgery and has been out since then.
Barcelona winger Ansu Fati, 18, suffered a torn meniscus against Real Betis back in November
Boss Ronald Koeman had hoped to have him back by late March but his progress is delayed
The initial estimate was four months out, but according to Mundo Deportivo, progress has proved slow and Fati will now return ‘well into April’ rather than the end of Match as previously hoped.
Sources have also confirmed he has not yet started training with a football yet, but the Spanish giants are understood to be taking things slowly and not rushing him back.
Fati had hoped to be back in time for Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 second-leg tie against Paris Saint-Germain which saw Barcelona crash out.
A blunt Barcelona attack exited the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain this week
However, the Guinea-Bissau-born wideman is now aiming to return by early April in time for the club’s LaLiga title push.
Ronald Koeman’s side currently lie second, two points ahead of third-placed Real Madrid and six points off leaders Atletico Madrid.
Last season’s runners-up will count the El Clasico clash on April 11 and a home match against Diego Simeone’s Atletico on May 9 as key fixtures to target this season.