Ansu fati The internal meniscus of the left knee was broken during the course of the match against Betis, on the ninth day of the League, as confirmed by the tests carried out by the Blaugrana club’s medical services.

“The tests carried out this afternoon have shown that Ansu Fati has a tear in the internal meniscus of his left knee,” FC Barcelona reported in a brief statement after the defeat against Real Betis (5-2).

Ansu Fati had to be replaced at halftime by Leo Messi and at the end of the match the Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman, said that he had retired due to “some inconvenience”. Hours later said injury was confirmed that could keep him off the pitch for four to six weekss in the most optimistic of cases.

In the next few days, the treatment will be decided once the extent of the injury is further assessed and the decision on how to treat it will determine the time of sick leave. If they decide to remove the meniscus, which will cause you a lot of pain in the future, it will be back in a month; but if you choose to sew it, the time will amount to three or four months, according to medical sources consulted.