He was a result of the injury replaced at half time against Manuel Pellegrini’s side. Barcelona currently occupies the 8th spot, earning 11 points from seven games after defeating Real Betis 5-2.
According to a statement released by the club, the teenage striker who has scored five goals in 10 games sustained a minor tear to the meniscus in his left knee.
“The first team player Ansu Fati will undergo surgery tomorrow (today) for the injury to the meniscus in his left knee. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Ramon Cugat under the supervision of the club’s medical services.
“Once this intervention is completed, a new communique will be provided with information on the result and the approximate time the player will be out.”
LATEST NEWS ‼ Tests carried out this afternoon have shown that Ansu Fati has an internal meniscus tear in his left knee. The treatment to be followed will be determined in the coming days. pic.twitter.com/CF3FZaur5P— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 7, 2020
When will Fati return to action for Barcelona after knee surgery?
The statement has therefore led to speculation as to how long the 18-year old will be sidelined for. The initial estimates range from two to five months, depending on the speed of his recovery process.
Dr Cugat is well respected by the club having previously worked with former stars including Pep Guardiola, Xavi Hernandez, Samuel Eto’o and Andres Iniesta.
Fati will miss at least a month of action for Ronald Koeman’s team. This means the striker will be out of action against Atletico Madrid, Dynamo Kyiv and Osasuna. The Spain international has so far played 596 minutes this season.
Ansu Fati stats at Barca since his senior debut
So far, Fati has played 43 games for the Catalan giants first team, scoring 13 goals and has provided three assists in the process – 11 of those goals came in the league and two in the Champions League.
He is currently the youngest scorer in El Classico history after he scored the equaliser against Real Madrid a few weeks ago.
How much does Fati earn ?
After penning a new deal with Barca in August 2019, the forward now earns a whopping salary of 2.5 Million Euro (2.24 Million Pound) per year. This means he earns €12,393 (£11,095) per day and €516 (£462) per hour.
Ansu Fati’s networth
The teenager’s net worth is already in excess of 5 Million Euro (4.5 Million Pound) with a hefty market value of 50 Million Euro (45 Million Pound).