Marc André Ter Stegen will be out for two and a half months, as reported by the Barcelona after the operation he underwent on his right knee. Will not be able to start Ronald Koeman his project with the starting goalkeeper, who is expected, therefore, for November, once his problems with the patellar tendon in his right leg were solved.
“It has been operated satisfactorily”, indicates the brief medical statement of the club about the operation, which has been carried out by Dr. Ramon Cugat, the same one who operated last January to Luis Suarez, also from a knee injury. So, it was the external meniscus of the Uruguayan forward’s right knee.
Neto and Iñaki Peña
With Ter Stegen in the infirmary for the next 10 weeks the way is cleared for Neto, the goalkeeper who exchanged Barça for Cillessen last summer. Stays at the beginning of Koeman project as number one in goal, escorted by Iñaki Peña, the young goalkeeper of the Barça team.
But it complicates, and a lot, the start of the next season because the Dutch coach loses one of the pillars of the team, now forced to hold on to Neto’s hands, who only played two league games: against Espanyol (2-2) and with the championship lost on the last day against Alavés (0-5).
In his first year at the Camp Nou, the exporter of the Valencia has completed seven games: those two in the League, one of Champions, in Milan against Inter where Barça won (1-2), and three of the Cup (triumph in Ibiza by 1-2 and against Leganés, 5-0, and defeat and elimination in Bilbao against Athletic, 1-0), in addition to the elimination in the Spanish Super Cup against Atlético de Madrid (2-3) in what was the last game Valverde led.