Barcelona expect Ansu Fati to be out for four months after the club confirmed the 18-year-old underwent surgery on his knee injury on Monday.
Fati had the operation after tearing the internal meniscus of his left knee during Barca’s 5-2 win over Real Betis on Saturday.
He will miss the majority of the rest of the season but could return for the run-in and will hope to be fit again in time to play for Spain in next summer’s European Championship.
Fati played the first half of Barça v Betis, and was very active. This season, the young Barça forward has played 10 games, 7 in the league and 3 in the Champions League. In total Ansu has played 596 minutes this season, in which he has managed to score five goals and provide two assists.