Barcelona’s Gavi, a midfielder who played for Spain on the international stage, tore an anterior cruciate tendon and will need surgery. His club confirmed this.
Gavi (19) left the field in tears after landing uncomfortably when jumping while trying to control the football.
Barca announced that he will undergo surgery to repair his ACL on the right side. He said an update would be available in the “coming days”
Gavi’s chances to play at Euro 2024 or the Paris Olympics and for the remainder of this season are now in question.
Barcelona announced on Monday that the injury “completely tears the ACL”, and recovery can take up to eight months.
Gavi played 111 matches for Catalan, scoring 7 goals, and providing 12 assist. He has also made 27 appearances with Spain, where he scored five goals.
Last season, he helped Barca win both the Spanish Super Cup and the Spanish league championship.
Spain’s Luis de la Fuente said that the 3-1 victory over Georgia at Valladolid on Sunday was “the most bitter victory of my life”, because Gavi injured himself after only 26 minutes.