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Barcelona confirm Luis Suarez set to undergo knee surgery

The striker is set for another spell on the sidelines

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Barcelona have confirmed that strker Luis Suarez is set to undergo surgery on his right knee on Sunday.

The operation means the club will have to cope without the Uruguay international for a little while, although they have not yet confirmed how long he is expected to be out for.

“The first team player Luis Suárez will be operated on tomorrow Sunday by Dr.Ramon Cugat for an injury to the external meniscus of his right knee.”

Source | FC Barcelona

The news will be a blow as Suarez has been in good goalscoring form. He was named La Liga’s Player of the Month for December and has 14 goals in all competitions this season.

Barcelona are already without Ousmane Dembele due to injury, and Suarez’s forthcoming absence reduces their options in attack even further.

Suarez’s injury is likely to be good news for Antoine Griezmann, who could be moved into a move central role, while Ansu Fati and Carles Perez wil also come into the reckoning.

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