Gavi’s serious injury shocked Spain and Barcelona.
The young Spanish football star Gavi will probably be absent from the field until the end of the season after a serious knee injury in the qualifying match against Georgia (3:1), which means that he will also have to miss the European Championship in Germany. According to initial investigations, the 19-year-old Barcelona footballer has a torn cruciate ligament in his right knee.
If further investigations confirm the diagnosis, Gavi will have to rest for six to eight months, and they also suspect a collateral ligament injury, which could delay the rehabilitation a little longer.
The midfielder was injured at the start of Sunday’s game in Valladolid after a challenge with the Georgian rival. After the match, Spain coach Luis de la Fuente spoke of a “serious injury” and “the bittersweet victory of his life”.
Gavi will now be examined in detail in Barcelona. The injury also shocked Gavi’s teammates. Ferran Torres held his teammate’s shirt after scoring to make it 2-1.
The footballer, who was selected as the best young player in the world in 2022, was one of the key players in the Spanish national team that secured victory in the group ahead of Scotland.
Despite his youth, the game against Georgia was his 27th international for the national team, and he has scored five goals for the team so far.