Ansu Fati made his way into Barcelona's first team with impressive performances from the initial minutes in which he saw the pitch. With only 16 years of age, he became a useful asset in the Blaugranas' squad providing pace, surprise, and even goalscoring. 

With Ronald Koeman's arrival, he was set to have more first-team action and even becoming a key piece in the starting eleven. From the first game in La Liga 2020/21, the Dutch coach named Fati between the starters, and he started with a brace in the 4-0 win over Villarreal

However, a few months later he suffered a huge blow that ended up cursing him throughout the rest of the season. On November 7, when the Catalans put five past Betis, the 18-year-old was forced out of the game with a terrible injury that required surgery. Several months later, he is still affected by it.

A possible third visit to the surgeon

Following that game in which his left meniscus was harmed, Fati had to undergo surgery and he was expected to be back on the pitch in a few months. Still, the promising talent's return to action had to be halted for a while longer. Barcelona's player went through a second surgery, extending his time off the field.

Unfortunately, all those tedious processes weren't enough end with Fati's pain, and the young star would be on the verge of a third surgery. This time, though, his meniscus would be removed, unlike the previous times in which it was repaired. It would enable Fati to feel fit again, but he would also be at risk of continuous injuries in the future.

Fati got injured in Barca's win over Betis in November 2020 (Getty).

It's a very tough decision to make at such a young age, and whether he is forced to a new surgery or not, Ansu Fati seems unable to escape from this situation. He has been dealing with frustrating months going backward in his recovery process. Hopefully, this situation will be over rather sooner than later, and we'll get back to see him back in action.