ter Stegen could face a crisis if his condition doesn’t improve.

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Marc-Andre ter Stegen could return to action in the Champions League knockout stages next February. If the German goalkeeper undergoes surgery on a lower back injury.

‘Deario AS’ reported on Monday that. Barcelona may consider sending Marc-Andre ter Stegen for surgery to treat a lower back injury. If the goalkeeper’s condition improves. The 31-year-old hasn’t gotten better in the past few weeks UFABET

Ter Stegen has withdrawn from Germany’s squad for friendlies against Turkey and Austria due to a back injury sustained in training. Causing the 31-year-old to miss three matches against Barcelona last game. 

Both Barcelona and Ter Stegen will assess this week how to deal with his back pain. The Azulgrana are expected to keep the German out for another few weeks to see. If the back pain subsides naturally. If it doesn’t get better, surgery may be required to avoid long-term problems.

One of Ter Stegen’s options is surgery to relieve pressure on his spine and that means a four-to-six week recovery period. So the 31-year-old should have time to prepare for a return to action. Pole in the knockout rounds of the Champions League next February.

Ter Stegen will initially miss the rest of 2023 with Girona, Antwerp, Valencia and Almeria if the 31-year-old is to undergo treatment. Following surgery and an additional six weeks’ rest. He will miss games against Las Palmas, Osasuna and the Copa del Rey and Supercopa de Espana games in Saudi Arabia.