Blow for Barcelona as Ter Stegen ruled out of El Clásico
Marc André Ter Stegen will miss El Clásico on 24 October at Camp Nou. Barçelona boss Ronald Koeman disclosed the news in a press conference as the Catalan side play Getafe on Saturday.
The Dutch coach stated: “I don’t believe he will be ready for next week, there is no return date but we will just have to keep an eye on his line of recovery”.
The German stopper returned to individual training earlier this week and sources at the club believe that the player will miss at least the next three weeks of action which could see the keeper also miss the key Champions League game against Juventus on 28 October but could be ready for a comeback against Dynamo Kiev on 4 .
Marc-André Ter Stegen decided to put an end to the ongoing issues that he had been having with the patellar tendon in his right knee and underwent an operation on 18 August with the recovery process from the operation taking longer than was originally anticipated. Brazilian Neto Murara has been deputising for the German in his absence.