FC Barcelona will miss the services of goalkeeper Ter Stegen for their first three-game of season 2021/22.
The German went for surgery on May 20, 2021, for the second time to solve the discomfort on his patellar tendon of the right knee and it was clear that he would miss the first games of the new season then.
Dario Sport now reports that the German might be back by August 15th in what will be a boost for Barca who is doing all they can to tie second choice keeper Neto who has been linked with a move to Arsenal before.
According to the reports, Hakan Alfredson, the Swedish surgeon who conducted the operation, initially estimated a recuperation period of three months before the 29-year-old returned to action.
If his reports were true then the keeper is set to miss Barca games against Real Sociedad, Athletic Bilbao, and Getafe.
Should Neto leave, La Masia keeper Inaki Pena could have his chance to shine with the club said to be on the market for other keepers too after being linked with Jordi Masip of Real Valladolid.
Getting better, feeling better. 💪🏻😃 pic.twitter.com/thckTFDYYi— Marc ter Stegen (@mterstegen1) July 14, 2021