Doctor Pedro Luis Ripoll analyzed the centre-back’s injuries. And explained that recovery time would depend on whether the anterior cruciate ligament needs to reconstruct.

Pique has a significant knee injury

Gerard Pique is facing a significant period on the sidelines after suffering two injuries in his right knee during Barcelona’s 1-0 loss to Atlético de Madrid on Saturday night. He could even face a full six month out. Doctor Pedro Luis Ripoll analyzed the centre-back’s injuries. And explained that recovery time would depend on whether the anterior cruciate ligament needs to reconstruct. “The injury of Gerard Piqué is a significant injury,” said the doctor at the Ripoll y de Prado Sport Clinic. “There are two key parts, one nearly complete rupture of the internal lateral ligament. And the other seemingly partial rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament. With the first, it can be treated orthopedically, but the other one has a worse diagnosis in that sense.”

“His return to action depends on whether the anterior cruciate ligament needs to be reconstructed or not. If the injury means there’s no solidity in the knee and that there’s a need to rebuild it then we’d be talking about a period of around six or eight months out. If, on the other hand, it does not need to be done or it is limited to the internal lateral ligament. Then, we can talk about three and a half months.”