Barcelona blow as extent of Ansu Fati’s injury at Brighton confirmed

An update on the wellbeing of on-loan Barcelona forward Ansu Fati has been forthcoming late this evening.

Wide-man Ansu sparked concern once more this past weekend, in being forced into a premature departure from Brighton & Hove Albion’s Premier League meeting with Nottingham Forest.

The Spanish international lasted just 20 minutes, before succumbing to what looked like a potentially serious injury.

Speaking to the media this evening, Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi was therefore asked for the latest on Ansu’s situation.

And the Italian’s ensuing response proved a hugely disappointing one.

“We have lost Ansu for a long time,” confirmed De Zerbi, with fellow Seagulls star Tariq Lamptey also primed for a spell on the sidelines.

Just how long, though, is Ansu likely to be unavailable?

As per a report from Mundo Deportivo, the 21-year-old has suffered a ‘significant injury’ to his right hamstring.

He is therefore forecasted to miss a period of around three months, a bitter blow for Ansu, Brighton, and Barcelona alike.

Conor Laird | GSFN

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