Forward Fridolina Rolfo will miss Barcelona’s season opener and Sweden’s Nation’s League matches due to knee surgery on her right knee, specifically on the meniscus.
While the entire Barcelona squad is gearing up for their season opener against Valencia, Rolfo will be sidelined for an extended period.
Additionally, she won’t be part of the Swedish squad facing Spain and Italy this month in UEFA Women’s Nations League 2023-24 qualifying, after playing a key role in Sweden’s third-place finish in the 2023 Women’s World Cup, where she scored three goals, including one in the third-place play-off match against Australia, which Sweden won 2-0.
“As many of you might know, my knee hasn’t been too good lately,” Rolfo said in a statement posted on social media. “It’s now got to the point where I have to undergo surgery and this will be taking place on Friday. I would have loved to have started the new season at FC Barcelona and also play in the Nations League with Sweden but I promise I will be sat in the stands/on the sofa screaming as loud as I can supporting my two teams until I can get back there on the pitch. I really appreciate all the love and support from all of you and hope to be back fighting very soon.”
Barcelona’s statement confirming Rolfo’s surgery read, “Test carried out on FC Barcelona Women first team player Fridolina Rolfö have concluded that she has injured the meniscus on her right knee. She will undergo keyhole surgery on Friday 8 September. A medical update will be provided once the procedure has been performed.”