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Surgery keeps Braithwaite away from Barcelona for months

Surgery keeps Braithwaite away from Barcelona for months

Barcelona announced Thursday that its Danish striker, Martin Braithwaite, underwent a successful operation on his left knee.

“He (Braithwaite) successfully underwent an operation to treat a patellofemoral injury (the joint of the femur and patella),” the Catalan club said.

Barcelona tried to treat the player without resorting to surgery, but he did not succeed in that, forcing him to perform this operation, which will keep him out of the field for months, up to three or four, according to the Spanish press.

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

Barcelona had also announced on Wednesday that its promising midfielder Pedri had a muscle injury in the left thigh muscles, while left back Jordi Alba had a right thigh injury.

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

Barcelona’s announcement came the day after its humiliating loss at home to Bayern Munich 0-3 in the first round of the group stage of the Champions League, a match that Pedri and Alba played.

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

Pedri and Alba joined Braithwaite in a long list of injured, including Argentine international newcomer Sergio Aguero, Frenchman Osman Dembele and Ansu Fati.

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