Gerard Pique has offered some advice to former Barcelona team-mate Gavi about his recovery from an ACL injury.
Gavi is set to go under the knife this week after suffering a serious knee injury while on international duty with Spain.
Pique says the teenager must take his time with his recovery, pointing out he still has “15-20 years” of his career left, and he should not rush back for next summer’s Euros.
“He is going to stop for a while, which is a huge bitch and there is nothing positive to get out of it,” he said. ”[He must] recover as best as possible, not to be in a hurry and if it’s 10 months, it’s 10 months.
“I have been in their position and I understand it, when you are a player you want to hurry up and get to the first important competition. Let him come back when he is well, which I suppose is what Barça and the national team will advise him.”
Source | El Larguero
Initial estimates suggest Gavi will be out for at least eight months, meaning we will sadly not see him back in action for Barcelona until next season.