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FC Barcelona News: 17 September 2021; Braithwaite undergoes surgery, Ansu Fati extension latest

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Martin Braithwaite undergoes knee surgery - FC Barcelona
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.

Barca medics happy with Ansu Fati's progress and potential return - SPORT
Ansu Fati’s return to action is a step closer. He has completed his first full training session and is hoping to play again before the break. The club’s medical services met at the training ground and have given him the OK. His recovery in recent weeks has been smooth and apart from getting up to speed, his knee problems have disappeared.

Jorge Mendes dines with Ansu Fati to chat about his Barca renewal - SPORT
Ansu Fati’s contract renewal is drawing closer, per SER. They say Jorge Mendes is in Barcelona and dined with the player in a restaurant to talk about his future. Barca’s will to renew Ansu and Pedri is clear, and they want to stay at the club. Both sides are working hard to get the deals done.

The changes Ronald Koeman is considering against Granada - SPORT
In a tense atmosphere, Barcelona will host Granada on Monday. Life continues and Ronald Koeman’s team must focus now on their domestic championship with three games in a week. Coach Ronald Koeman has calls to make.

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