Barcelona’s Marcos Alonso to undergo SURGERY for back issues amid contract uncertainty

Marcos Alonso is set for a back surgery to deal with recurring injuries.

Barcelona’s Marcos Alonso to undergo SURGERY for back issues amid contract uncertainty

Marcos Alonso is set to undergo a surgery. (Source: Blaugrana)

Barcelona’s left-back Marcos Alonso is set to undergo a back surgery in the lumbar region. He has been struggling with mobility and movement issues and has been sidelined for over three weeks recently.

The 33-year-old player has confirmed the decision with the club. Barcelona is currently fourth in the league,, seven points behind league leaders Real Madrid and Girona after 18 games.

The club has refrained from providing a timeline around his injury and a specific date for his recovery. This indicates that he could be further out for longer than expected on his road to full recovery.

The former Chelsea player featured in just seven games this season, starting four. He has over 40 appearances for the Catalan club since arriving and has managed to be involved in three goals. However, Barcelona must get used to being without Marcos Alonso as they prepare to face Las Palmas on Thursday.

Barcelona’s new signing Ilkay Gundogan ends the year with stitches near his head

Barcelona’s midfielder Ilkay Gundogan concluded 2023 with an unexpected stint in the hospital following a peculiar incident in the gym. The 33-year-old German star, who had enjoyed a successful year on the pitch, winning the treble with Manchester City before joining Barcelona, suffered a mishap during a gym session after an open training session at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training ground.

Ilkay Gundogan with stitches
Ilkay Gundogan with stitches, (Source: screenshot from Gundogan’s wife’s Instagram)

Reportedly hitting himself on the head with a weight, Gundogan required stitches for a cut and bleeding, as revealed by his wife Sara on Instagram. Fortunately, the injury is deemed minor. While 2023 brought professional triumphs for Gundogan, his year concluded on a slightly somber note due to the unexpected injury.

As he aims to guide Barcelona to a better 2024 in La Liga under the leadership of Xavi, the team currently trails seven points behind Real Madrid in the standings. Despite the setback, Gundogan’s winning mentality, cultivated during his time at Manchester City, remains intact, as he emphasized the need for emotional response and resistance within the squad to bridge the gap with the league leaders.

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