FC Barcelona confirmed on Monday that Spain international midfielder Gavi has suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, an injury that makes his participation in Euro 2024 highly uncertain. The 19-year-old was injured during La Roja's 3-1 win over Georgia in a European Championship qualifier on Sunday and scans showed he suffered "a complete rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and an injury associated with the external meniscus". .
The length of time the midfielder will be unavailable is not mentioned, but it is usually more than six months for this type of injury, which makes his participation in the Euros in Germany (14 June-14 June) very uncertain. Gavi is unlikely to play again for the rest of the season with Barcelona, who are currently third in the Spanish league behind Girona and Real Madrid. He will undergo surgery soon, Barça said, and will then publish a new statement on his health.
One of the most used players in Europe this season
During La Roja's match against Georgia in Valladolid on Sunday, Gavi was injured while checking an aerial ball received near the touchline, just moments after he was hit while battling with a defender near the Georgian penalty area. Holding his lower thigh, on the verge of tears, he limped off the pitch, replaced by Oihan Sancet in the 25th minute of the match.
Indispensable in the heart of La Roja's and his club's game, Gavi has been one of the most used players since the start of the season in Europe. He played his 23rd game of the season in all competitions on Sunday. Since making his debut with Barcelona's first team at the age of 17 years and 29 days, Gavi has made 111 appearances for the Catalan club, the club said in a statement, inviting "culers" (Barça supporters) to send the player a message of support on its website.
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