Barcelona have confirmed Ansu Fati will be out for approximately four months after surgery on a tear to the internal meniscus of his left knee.
The 18-year-old was forced off at the halfway point of Barca’s 5-2 win over Real Betis on Saturday, with the club later revealing the extent of the damage he suffered.
A Barca statement confirmed Fati was to be operated on by knee specialist Dr. Ramon Cugat, and the surgery was completed on Monday.
Following the completion of the procedure, the Catalans communicated that they expect the youngster to be out until March.
“The first-team player Ansu Fati has been operated on successfully by Dr. Ramon Cugat for the injury to the internal meniscus of his left knee under the supervision of the club’s medical staff. The player will be out for approximately four months,” a statement read.