Spain's Gavi sidelined for several months with torn ACL
- Mike Johnshon
- 20 Nov, 2023
Barcelona's midfielder Gavi is set to undergo surgery for a torn ACL, according to his LaLiga club's announcement on Monday.
The 19-year-old Spanish player, who left the field in tears during Spain's victory over Georgia on Sunday after injuring his right knee, will face several months of recovery due to the ACL tear confirmed by an MRI scan.
"The Andalusian midfielder is a favourite among the fans. Gavi's spirit and determination on the field are what defines him as a player and he gives absolutely everything in a Barca shirt. For that reason his injury is a big blow for all Barca fans and so here is a chance to send him a message of support," Barcelona said in a official statement.
During last year's World Cup in Qatar, he became the youngest scorer at the tournament since Pele in 1958 after helping Spain to thrash Costa Rica 7-0.
"It is a very difficult moment for Gavi, Barcelona, the national team and for me, it seems as if we have lost the game," Spain manager Luis de la Fuente told a press conference on Sunday.
"This is the ugly part of football. I am very sorry. This is the most bitter victory I have ever experienced in my life."
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