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Barcelona confirm Martin Braithwaite has undergone successful knee surgery

The striker is set for a spell out

FC Barcelona v Getafe CF - LaLiga Santander Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Barcelona confirmed on Thursday that striker Martin Braithwaite has now undergone successful surgery on a knee injury.

Braithwaite has not featured since picking up a problem in the 2-1 La Liga win over Getafe last time out and has now gone under the knife after the injury failed to respond to conservative treatment.

The Catalan giants offered an update on the Denmark international with a statement on the club’s official website.

“Martin Braithwaite has undergone a successful operation on a patellofemoral injury (on the region between the kneecap and femur) in his left leg. Doctors Juan Carles Monllau and Jordi Puigdellívol conducted surgery under supervision of the FC Barcelona Medical Service.”

Source | FC Barcelona

There’s no word from Barcelona yet on how long Braithwaite will be out of action for, but reports have already suggested we won’t see him again in 2022 and he’s facing 3-4 months on the sidelines.

Braithwaite joins a growing injury list at the Camp Nou with Pedri, Jordi Alba, Sergio Aguero, Ousmane Dembele, and Ansu Fati also currently sidelined.