Barcelona were rocked earlier this month when it was confirmed that Gavi had suffered a serious knee injury. The 19-year-old tore his anterior cruciate ligament and damaged his meniscus while playing in Spain’s Euro 2024 qualifier against Georgia, meaning that he is set for a lengthy lay-off.
Before Gavi could begin his recovery, he had to undergo surgery to fix his ACL. He did so on Tuesday, with Barcelona confirming the news on their X (formerly known a Twitter) account.
First team player Gavi had a successful operation on his torn right knee anterior cruciate ligament plus a meniscus suture today. Supervised by the Club's Medical Services, Doctor Joan Carles Monllau performed the intervention at Hospital de Barcelona. pic.twitter.com/t0C5M7snLD
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 28, 2023
The good news is that there were no complications with the surgery, although Gavi has a long road back before he can return to action for Barcelona and Spain. As expected, he won’t play any further part this season, although there is a chance that he is able to be available for the start of the 2024-25 campaign, which begins next August.
Gavi will be a major loss for Barcelona especially, but Xavi Hernandez and the rest of his players will be determined to have a successful season without their midfield maestro.