Word stemming from the Spanish media on Saturday suggests that Barcelona starlet Ansu Fati's injury nightmare may not have come to a definitive end just yet.
This past season, of course, proved one to forget for youngster Ansu.
This came as the gifted attacker managed to string together a paltry three La Liga starts, owing to a host of injury issues, largely in his hamstrings.
Nevertheless, Ansu's form when on the pitch remained impressive, with the 19-year-old having racked up a none-too-shabby six goals across all competitions over the campaign's length.
In turn, upon Ansu taking to the pitch in some capacity in each of Barca's last five La Liga outings of the term, the widespread hope was that the Spanish international was out of the woods when it comes to fitness, primed to explode back onto the world football scene in 2022/23.
It will therefore no doubt come as a major concern for the Blaugrana faithful to hear that, on Saturday, fresh fears have begun to spread regarding Ansu's long-term prospects.
The info comes courtesy of Achraf Ben Ayad, generally regarded as on the money when it comes to ongoings at the Camp Nou.
And, unfortunately, it has been suggested that the teenage talent remains some way off competing at the highest level.
This comes with many at the Camp Nou understood to be of the opinion that Ansu made a mistake in turning down the opportunity to have his latest hamstring issue repaired via surgery.
It now remains to be seen whether the decision does indeed prove detrimental to the winger's prospects moving forward.
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