Barcelona player set to undergo knee surgery - Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho to undergo surgery on his injured knee.

The Brazilian playmaker has been a regular for the Catalan giants this season.

He got hurt in the final minutes of the 1-1 draw with Eibar and limped off with a knee injury.

Coutinho has injured the lateral meniscus of his left knee and it will require arthroscopic surgery.

“The tests carried out on the first team player Philippe Coutinho have shown that the midfielder has an injury to the lateral meniscus in his left knee,” Barcelona said in a statement.

“Treatment will necessitate arthroscopic surgery which will take place in the coming days.”

Coutinho made 14 appearances for Barca scoring three goals and creating two assists.

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