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Barcelona offer update on Philippe Coutinho

The Brazilian is set to undergo knee surgery on Saturday

ESP: FC Barcelona - SD Eibar. La Liga Santander Photo by Pressinphoto/Icon Sport via Getty Images

Barcelona have confirmed that Philippe Coutinho will undergo knee surgery on Saturday.

The Brazil international picked up a serious injury late on in Barca’s 1-1 draw against Eibar and is now set for a significant spell on the sidelines.

Barcelona are likely to confirm after the operation how much time Coutinho will miss, but it certainly seems as though it will be months before we see the 28-year-old back in action.

The best case scenario for Coutinho is reportedly 2-3 months on the sidelines, but he could be out for up to four months if his damaged mensicus requires suturing, according to AS.

Coutinho is the third Barca player to suffer a serious knee injury this season. Ansu Fati was ruled out for four months in November after surgery, while Gerard Pique is also out and not expected back until March with a knee problem.

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