The first medical examination carried out by Gavi pointed to the destruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, which, if confirmed by MRI, means that the Barcelona player will be out of action for between six and eight months.
The Federation limited itself to issuing the first generic medical report that mentioned a “major injury”, but AS learned that, without specific tests, the Barça midfielder was tearing his anterior cruciate ligament.
The football player will travel to Barcelona accompanied by Albert Luque, director of the National Team, and undergo appropriate tests to determine the definitive extent of his injury.
Gavi, who was in Valladolid celebrating his 27th match with the National Team and who has played everything since his first call-up, was injured in the 23rd minute of the match after a jump in a dispute for a ball.
As he fell to the ground, he noticed pain and, according to Federation sources, “also a common throbbing of ligamentous tears.”
Óscar Luis Celada, doctor of the National Team, was “very concerned” at halftime about the physical condition of the Barcelona player when asked by TVE.
Gavi went straight to the locker room after being consulted by Luis de la Fuente and was hugged by Real Madrid player Joselu, who came to comfort him. Although the game has nothing to do with accumulated playing time, Gavi has played 21 official games and about 1,600 minutes at this point in the season.
Gavi’s is the second injury to the National Team in the November ‘window’. On Thursday, in Cyprus, Oyarzabal injured his hamstring, but his injury will heal in two weeks.
Gavi’s situation is worse because he has a bye in the season and, perhaps, in the Euro Cup. Precisely in the press conference before this duel, Luis de la Fuente praised the physical condition of the Barcelona midfielder.
“Gavi is hyperactive. He has never been wanted. He has energy, so he is versatile and plays well. Good players never rest. They are good players because only the very good ones can keep up that pace. And Gavi understands that those efforts must also be measured, but he is young and physically gifted. Surely no other football player can keep up that pace. ”