When Ansu Fati is expected to return for FC Barcelona
An insight into when Barcelona can expect Ansu Fati to return from his latest injury has been provided.
The Spaniard had not been back from injury too long before he suffered yet another blow during Barcelona’s 3-2 loss to Athletic Bilboa on the 20th of January.
Following the game, Barcelona reported that Fati had a left biceps femoris injury.
LATEST NEWS | @ANSUFATI has a left biceps femoris injury. Further tests pending to find out the exact extent of the injury. pic.twitter.com/FORvAZ9lnC
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 20, 2022
Concern has since no doubt spread over how long Fati could potentially be out for.
And, unfortunately for Fati and Barca fans, it was reported that should the Spaniard need to go under the knife, he could be out for three months. This would have likely seen Fati out until around the 20th of April, 2022.
Now though, Marca have provided a new update on the situation.
They report that Fati and his entourage have looked at the periods of absence other players have suffered with the same injury as the winger, and they have determined he is expected to return in 60 days.
Fati suffered the injury on January 20th, so that would suggest he could be back around March 20th – a month earlier than had previously been reported above.
Ansu Fati to miss huge Barcelona game
Great news for the player and Barcelona, but it will not help Xavi Hernandez and co. in their next match.
La Blaugrana are set to face off with Atletico Madrid in their first game back after the break on February 6th.
The tie is a huge one for both sides – who are all but out of the title race this campaign – and could be vital in their attempts to secure Champions League football next term.
Barcelona head into the game at the Camp Nou sat 5th in La Liga, which would currently see them placed in the Europa League next campaign.
Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, are 4th in the Spanish top-flight, but are currently only one point above Barcelona having played the same number of games.
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