Three weeks after the partial meniscectomy he suffered in the internal meniscus of his left knee at the hands of the Portuguese team doctor, José Carlos Noronha, the forward Ansu Fati has returned to Barcelona to begin his rehabilitation under the supervision of the club’s medical services.
During these 21 days away from home, Fati has worked in Porto with the medical team of the Portuguese surgeon who operated on him, with occasional trips to Madrid to be treated by the physiotherapist of the Spanish team, Raúl Martínez.
Now, Fati begins a new stage, in this case working hand in hand with his trusted physio at the club, Xavi Elain. Tough days await him at the Ciutat Esportiva with the priority objective of being recovered for the start of the preseason, which is expected to be the week of July 12-18.
Thus, he has almost two months ahead of him to get out of this real nightmare, which began on November 6, when he was diagnosed with a torn medial meniscus in his left knee. After the first operation, at the hands of surgeon Ramon Cugat, he was predicted four months off. However, a series of complications during his recovery led him to undergo surgery again in January. The second arthroscopy did not solve the problem either and he ended up in the operating room again to undergo a new operation at the end of March. Unfortunately, his knee was not responding adequately and his new manager, Jorge Mendes, decided to take a Copernican turn in the management of his injury, taking him to Portugal to undergo surgery by a doctor he trusted.
Now, everything points to, that after this fourth intervention, Fati could be recovered in about two and a half months. That means that, if there are no more setbacks, the young Blaugrana forward could start the preseason with the rest of his teammates. Without a doubt it would be the best news to start the new course.