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Barcelona confirm Luis Suarez out for four months after undergoing knee surgery

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The striker is set for a lengthy spell out

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Barcelona confirmed on Sunday that striker Luis Suarez will miss four months after undergoing surgery on his right knee.

It had been expected that the Uruguay international might be out until February, but the latest update suggests his season is pretty much over.

“The first team player, Luis Suárez, has been operated on this Sunday by Dr. Ramon Cugat, who used keyhole surgery to resolve an injury to the external meniscus of the right knee by performing a suture. The Uruguayan striker will be out for approximately four months.”

Source | FC Barcelona

The news is a real blow for the Spanish champions who are already without Ousmane Dembele due to injury.

Antoine Griezmann can play in a more central role, while youngsters such as Carles Perez and Ansu Fati can also fill in, but it’s possible the club may now look to bring in an attacker during the January transfer window.