Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s surgeon, Dr. Amélie Léglise, has confirmed how much time the goalkeeper is expected to miss after undergoing an operation on his back.
The Germany international is currently sidelined, although Barca have not said how much time he’ll miss.
Xavi has said the club won’t dip into the transfer market as Ter Stegen is due back “soon” and Leglise has now offered an update on his injury.
“We did the endoscopy with a camera, it is an extremely precise technique that reduces the risk of the operation to a minimum,” she said.
“Whether it’s a protrusion or a hernia, the downtime is more or less the same. It depends on the athlete and the type of sport he does, but it is around two months.
“There is always a risk of relapse when the operation is performed. We cannot eliminate it. It is less than 3%, but that is why we have to monitor the recovery during the first three or four weeks.”
Source | SER Catalunya
If all goes to plan it sounds like we should see Ter Stegen back in action some time in February. Inaki Pena will continue to deputise in his absence.