Coutinho from Barcelona is out until April after surgery | Instant News


Barcelona would be without Philippe Coutinho until April after he underwent surgery on a knee injury on Saturday, the club has confirmed.

Coutinho, 28, sustained a meniscus damage to his left knee after coming on as a substitute in Tuesday’s draw at Camp Nou. Eibar.

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Barca said Saturday’s operation went well but it was Brazil international will now be out of action for about three months.

With a busy schedule this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Coutinho can miss up to 20 games while he recovers.

He will miss the Spanish Super Cup this month and will not be available for the Champions League match against Paris Saint Germain.

Coutinho returned to Barcelona this season after a loan spell with him Bayern Munich, where he won the treble, after coach Ronald Koeman promised him an important role in his team.

However, injuries have affected his form and limited him to 14 appearances in all competitions, during which he has scored three goals.

Ex Liverpool the player missed a month at the start of the season after suffering a hamstring injury on the pitch Classic defeat for Real Madrid in October.

He became the third Barca player to be sidelined for several months this season, together Gerard Pique and Ansu fati also came out with long term injuries.

Lionel Messi has recovered from an ankle problem that kept him out of Tuesday’s draw against Eibar, and has been named in the squad for Sunday’s trip to Huesca.

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