Wednesday , October 20 2021

Braithwaite undergoes surgery that will keep him off the field for months


Barcelona announced on Thursday that Danish forward Martin Braithwaite has undergone successful surgery on his left knee.

“Braithwaite successfully operated on to treat a patellofemoral injury (femur and patella joint),” said the Catalan club.

Barcelona tried to treat the player without undergoing surgery, but was unsuccessful, forcing him to undergo this surgery, which, according to Spanish media, would keep him off the field for months, which could take up to three or four months.

Braithwaite participated in the first three stages of the Spanish League and played a double and decisive pass in the opening match against Real Sociedad.

Barcelona also revealed on Wednesday that promising midfielder Pedri suffered a muscle injury to his left thigh muscles, while left-back Jordi Alba suffered an injury to his right thigh.

The Catalan club did not specify the duration of the players’ absence, but according to media, Pedri may not be on the field for two weeks, while Alba will not return to the stadiums until mid-October.

Barcelona’s announcement came the day after their humiliating 0-3 defeat at home to Bayern Munich in the first round of the Champions League group stage played by Pedri and Alba.

Pedri, who played in many matches in the league last season and participated in the European Cup and Olympic Games, continued to play until the end of the match, while Alba had to be replaced by the promising Alex Balde in the 74th minute.

Pedri and Alba join Braithwaite on a long list of casualties, including Argentine international newcomer Sergio Agüero, Frenchman Osman Dembele and Ansu Fati.


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