12 August 2016
Barcelona goalkeeper, Marc Andre Ter Stegen, who was recently promoted as the club’s first choice goalkeeper for domestic competition, won’t be living the dream until after six weeks following his left knee sprained ligament.
The club’s official medical statement says the injury will ensure he misses the Supercopa de Espana.
Spanish sports website, Marca, reports that the confirmation was made after Barcelona’s training session on Thursday.
The injury is similar to the one Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo suffered in the final of the Euro 2016, which was also on his left knee.
And like the Madrid man, Stegen will be kept out of action for six weeks meaning he will miss the early part of the season.
This is some kind of good news for Claudio Bravo who is now the second choice goalkeeper, following Stegen’s promotion, as he would be deputising for the German goalkeeper until he recovers.
The news also couldn’t have come at a better time than when Bravo’s future at the Camp Nou is in doubt.