Barcelona have offered an update on Gavi’s injury and have confirmed the midfielder is set to undergo surgery on an ACL tear.
Gavi was injured while playing for Spain against Georgia on Sunday and it’s now been announced that he is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Here is the club’s official statement:
“Tests carried out on Monday morning on the first team player Gavi have shown that he has a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and an associated injury to the lateral meniscus. The player will have surgery in the coming days after which a new medical update will be released.”
The injury is a massive blow to both Gavi, Barcelona and Spain. The 19-year-old has become a key part of Xavi’s team and is immensely popular both among his team-mates and the club’s fans. It’s thought he will miss the next 7-9 months.
Xavi has regularly described Gavi as the team’s “heart and soul” due to his tenacity and desire for the game and will undoubtedly be really upset to see him ruled out with such a devastating injury.
Get well soon, Gavi.