Barcelona female player Alexia Putellas, underwent surgery on her torn ACL on Tuesday morning according to Samuel Marsden.
Barcelona confirmed that the player will be out of action for between 10-12 months, meaning she’ll miss the 2022/23 season and next summer’s World Cup. According to football espana.
This comes as a big blow for a woman who’s the reigning Ballon d’Or. The injury to her ACL occurred just before the beginning of this summer’s European Championship.
Spain loosing their best player to injury at the time they need her most is a damaging effect to the dream of been on top of the world.
The 28-year-old is in her prime. She hoped to use the next 12 months to exhibit her quality in front of a growing audience and help both Barcelona and Spain challenge for the most prestigious honours in the game. Instead, she’s going to have to fight to simply return to full fitness. Spain won the opening group game in her absence, beating Finland 4-1.