Due to his injury recovery, Barcelona's emerging starlet Ansu Fati may miss the beginning of the 2021/22 La Liga season.
Fati was forced to miss the bulk of Barcelona's 2020/21 season after undergoing knee surgery in November of that year, with his return set for 2021.
Despite the possibility of a summer comeback to first-team play, Fati's rehabilitation is still plagued with problems.
The 18-year-old has established a temporary residence in Madrid while he proceeds to work with
Dr. Jose Carlos Noronha
, a knee expert, and the medical staff of Blaugrana.
Fati came to Catalonia earlier in the month to undergo his obligatory preseason physical and PCR checking, but his stay was brief, and his chances of returning for the preseason are now slim.
According toDiario AS
, the Spaniard will remain in Capital until early August, missing the 2021/22 season start.
Ronald Koeman's team kicks off theirPrimera Division
season on August 15, facing Real Sociedad at Camp Nou.