Barcelona midfielder Gavi is more likely to be out for the remainder of the season, and can most likely miss the European Championships in June, after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament enjoying for Spain.
The 19-year-old’s proper knee harm seems to be to be essentially the most severe of these sustained within the present worldwide break to date.
Domestic rivals Real Madrid and Real Sociedad have additionally misplaced gamers.
Gavi limped off 25 minutes into Spain’s Euro 2024 qualifier towards Georgia on Sunday.
Barca mentioned in a press release that exams carried out on Monday morning have proven he has “a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and an associated injury to the lateral meniscus”. He will bear surgical procedure within the coming days.
The extent of the harm is an enormous blow for Barcelona, who’re presently third in LaLiga, with Gavi having established himself as a key participant of their squad since making his debut at 17 years outdated in August 2021, making 111 appearances already.
Speaking after the match, Spain boss Luis de la Fuente described the win as “bittersweet”.
He added: “It’s the hardest, the bitterest of moments, to see an important player like Gavi sustain an injury like that.”
Real Madrid will probably be with out Vinicius Junior for about two months due to a muscle tear the ahead sustained in Brazil’s 2-1 loss at Colombia on Friday. The 23-year-old has scored six objectives for Madrid this season.
Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti may even be with out Eduardo Camavinga till the brand new 12 months. The 21-year-old midfielder tore a ligament in his proper knee in coaching with France.
Real Sociedad midfielder Mikel Oyarzabal — one of many key gamers for the sixth-place membership — suffered a muscle harm for Spain towards Cyprus.