Barcelona star Ansu Fati is ‘set for yet another lengthy spell on the sidelines’ after suffering another hamstring injury in Copa del Rey defeat… but the teenager is reluctant to go through surgery for a FOURTH time
- Barcelona star Ansu Fati sidelined for a lengthy period with a hamstring injury
- The 19-year-old came off injured in the Copa del Rey loss to Athletic Bilbao
- Forward is reluctant to have surgery on his latest injury after previous treatment
- Fati has scored five goals in just 10 matches for the Catalan giants this season
Barcelona look set to be without star striker Ansu Fati for a lengthy period of time yet again as he is sidelined with a hamstring injury.
The 19-year-old has only featured 10 times for Barca so far this season due to struggling with multiple injuries and he has now suffered yet another setback.
Fati hobbled off the pitch in tears in the Catalan giants Copa del Rey defeat to Athletic Bilbao and he had to be consoled by manager Xavi and his opposite number Marcelino of Athletic.
Barcelona are set to be without star striker Ansu Fati who has suffered another injury setback
The 19-year-old (right) hobbled off in Barca’s Copa del Rey defeat to Athletic Bilbao in tears
It has since been confirmed that the Spanish international has suffered a flare up of his hamstring injury, according to Sport.es.
It’s already clear that another surgery might be a good idea, something Barca have advised him of.
But Fati doesn’t want another surgery, according to the most recent reports.
Fati (centre) is reportedly not keen on undergoing another surgery after multiple last year
The La Masia graduate has a ‘terrible memory of the meniscus arthroscopy’ he underwent ‘where many mistakes were made’ as he had to go through the operating room three times last year, reports Barca Universal.
The Spanish International’s first injury came on November, 7, 2020 when he tore the meniscus in his left knee which required multiple bouts of surgery.
Then on September, 26, 2021, Fati returned only to suffer recurring ailments which stunted his progress.
Despite constant injury setbacks, the youngster has been in excellent form for the Catalans when he has played.
Fati has three goals in five LaLiga games and five in ten in all competitions.