FC Barcelona has confirmed that Marc-Andre ter Stegen will undergo surgery on Thursday, 20th May in Malmö, Sweden. He won’t be available for the club’s final LaLiga game of the season next weekend against Eibar. Barcelona are already out of the title race after losing to Celta Vigo last weekend.
The 29-year-old will also miss the upcoming European Championships. He has decided to undergo a therapeutic procedure on the patellar tendon in his right knee.
The German goalkeeper wrote on Instagram:
“I’m disappointed about yesterday’s defeat and that now we can no longer win La Liga. After a complicated start to the season, we showed good character going 19 matches unbeaten – but we weren’t able to keep this form.”
“I have decided together with the medical team of the club that I will do a complementary intervention on my knee. I’m sad that I will miss the EURO 2020 this summer with Germany.”
“For the first time in many years I will be a fan at home supporting my country, I hope we win it!”
“After the summer break, when we are back on the pitch I hope to be able to play with fans once again, I miss it!”
“Thank you for your support throughout a difficult season and stay healthy!”