Right knee torments Marc-André ter Stegen Since three years ago. It is the third consecutive season that the German goalkeeper has ended up in the infirmary with problems in the same joint. He always said goodbye to each of those courses with defeat: 4-0 in Liverpool in 2019, 2-8 against Bayern in 2020 and 1-2 against him Celtic in 2021.
FC Barcelona announced this Monday, before the last day of the League in Eibar, that the German goalkeeper “will follow a therapeutic procedure that will take place this Thursday in Malmö and will be carried out by Dr. Hakan Alfredson, under the supervision of the club’s medical services ”. It is the same joint that was operated on on August 18, 2020, a few days after 2-8 against the Bayern. And it is also the same that prevented him from competing after the 4-0 of Liverpool in the 2018-19 season.
The goalkeeper, who was operated in 2020 by the doctor Ramon Cugat In Barcelona, he did not reappear until November 5 in the Champions League against Dinamo Kiev. Now no dates have been offered, but knowing that he will miss the European Championship with Germany, it is assumed that he will arrive in time to start the next preseason with Barça.
Ter Stegen He has suffered from knee problems since the 2016-17 preseason. On August 11, 2016, he suffered a sprain of the internal lateral ligament in his left knee and was out of work for two weeks. It was the summer in which he had thrown a pulse at the club because he was not a starter in the League with Luis Enrique and wanted more prominence. Claudio Bravo, before going to Manchester City pushed by the club, hurried professionally and was key in the conquest of the Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla, stopping a penalty to Iborra. He also played the first day of the League until he landed Cillessen, already with Ter Stegen recovered.
That was on the left, but the first serious mishap in the right knee was in May 2019. Then he played his last game in Liverpool (4-0) on May 7. It was already low in the last two league games and lost the Cup final against Valencia, with a defeat at Villamarín (2-1). The club then spoke of treatment and not of the operating room.
Get off in the goodbye of Valverde
The discomfort in his right knee returned on December 30, 2019, when he was out for ten days, which is why he missed the last two games of Ernesto Valverde on the bench: the derby against Espanyol on January 4 and the semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup against Atlético. It already reappeared with Quique Setien.