The worst forecasts with Martin Braithwaite have been confirmed. The Danish forward will have to undergo surgery to solve his left knee discomfort. In fact, the club itself has acknowledged in a statement that it was wrong when it came to opting for a conservative treatment to solve its “patellofemoral injury”, as specified. These types of injuries fall within those that affect both the femur and the patella, the result of non-specific anterior pain that produces a dysfunction of the mechanical forces of the knee.

The club's medical services made a mistake in the treatment, when they tried to recover the player with a usual method of physiotherapy, with the footballer even jumping onto the field to test himself on Saturday, with dire results. Right now the club is evaluating the options to intervene in the forward, who will be out for a minimum of three to four months, so he will no longer play in 2021.

Obviously, this new gap in Barcelona's medical services deepens the club's concern about the functioning of this area, which last season already gave clear symptoms of imbalances in the treatment and diagnosis of up to seven players: Piqué, Araújo, Fati, Coutinho, Dembélé, Sergi Roberto and Pedri.