FC Barcelona Player Gavi Suffers Devastating Injury
FC Barcelona is currently grappling with the severity of Gavi’s injury, which has forced him to undergo surgery due to a complete rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, along with an associated injury to the external meniscus. The club has confirmed this through a medical report, effectively ending Gavi’s season. The way in which the coach, Luis de la Fuente, handled the young player has left the Blaugrana club deeply frustrated.
A Costly Decision by the Coach
Despite Spain already securing qualification for the Eurocup, De la Fuente’s decision to field Gavi in the game against Georgia raised eyebrows. It was expected that the coach would exercise caution and limit Gavi’s playing time, considering the midfielder’s heavy workload throughout the season. Unfortunately, De la Fuente’s premonitory phrase before the match, suggesting that “good players are always there,” foreshadowed the worst outcome, which ultimately materialized.
Gavi’s Heartbreaking Exit
Gavi, along with Le Normand, was the only player chosen by De la Fuente to start in the duel against Georgia. However, within minutes of the game, the young midfielder experienced a sudden snap in his right knee, forcing him to leave the field in pain and disappointment. Subsequent tests at the Pucela hospital confirmed the initial fears: a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
A Heavy Burden on Gavi’s Shoulders
Under De la Fuente’s management, Gavi has been a regular starter, featuring in all 23 games since the coach took charge of the national team, with an additional four appearances as a substitute. The Spanish coach’s relentless utilization of the young talent has ultimately taken its toll, resulting in a devastating injury.
Barcelona is not interested in the financial compensation they may receive from FIFA for this long-term loss. The club believes that the damage extends far beyond monetary compensation, particularly considering Gavi’s crucial role within the team.
It remains to be seen whether Barcelona will file a formal complaint with the Federation or if club president Joan Laporta will personally express the club’s immense dissatisfaction to the responsible parties within the national team. Regardless, the damage has already been done.
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