Barcelona midfielder Pablo Gavi will be out for at least 9 months after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, Barcelona has confirmed.
Gavi left the field in tears after twisting his knee during Spain’s 3-1 win over Georgia. Furthermore, he travelled back to Barcelona for an MRI scan, which also confirmed that he had injured his right knee in addition to tearing his ACL.
The 19-year-old was forced to leave the pitch just before the half-hour mark. Gavi took a severe hit to the side of his right knee following a collision with a Georgian player, Luka Lochoshvili.
Moreover, despite his collision, Gavi continued to play but soon after struggled to control a ball. He then signalled the medical team that he could not continue to play.
Gavi suffered an ACL injury with Spain and could miss the Euro 2024
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Spaniard has torn his ACL and the meniscus of his knee is also affected. He also confirmed that he will be out for 7-9 months and that his season with Barcelona is over.
Moreover, now he is expected to miss the Euro 2024 and the Olympic games next year. He is now expected to be back in the 2024/25 pre-season.
“Test carried out on Monday morning on the first team player Gavi have shown that he has a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and an associated injury to the lateral meniscus. The player will have surgery in the coming days after which a new medical update will be released,” read the statement on Barcelona’s website.
This ACL injury to Gavi means another headache for Xavi and Barcelona. The club have already missed Pedri and De Jong on the field for a long time, and now they will miss Gavi for the remainder of the season.