Barcelona revealed in an official statement today, Wednesday, the case of the injury suffered by its Brazilian star, Philippe Coutinho, during the match against Eibar in the 16th round of the Spanish League, on Tuesday.
A statement by the Catalan club said: “Medical examinations confirm Coutinho‘s injury to the outer cartilage of the left knee. He will undergo an operation in the next few days.”
[COMUNICAT MÈDIC]@Phil_Coutinho té una lesió al menisc extern del genoll esquerre
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Coutinho, who entered the pitch in the 66th minute in place of Bosnian Miralem Pjanic, could not complete the match because of an injury he suffered in stoppage time from the match, which ended in a 1-1 positive draw.
It is noteworthy that Coutinho took part this season with Barcelona in 14 matches in various competitions, during which he scored three goals and made two assists.