Barcelona have confirmed that midfielder Gavi has undergone successful surgery on his knee injury sustained on international duty with Spain.
“First team player Gavi had a successful operation on his torn right knee anterior cruciate ligament plus a meniscus suture today,” read a statement.
“Supervised by the Club’s Medical Services, Doctor Joan Carles Monllau performed the intervention at Hospital de Barcelona. His recovery will determine when he is fit to return to the squad.”
Gavi will now begin the long road to recovery and is expected to be out for the next “8-10 months”, according to ESPN.
Obviously we won’t see Gavi again this season and he may even end up missing the start of the new campaign depending on how his recovery goes.
Barcelon have been linked with bringing in a new midfielder in the January window to bolster the squad, although it remains to be seen if the club can afford any winter deals.