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Coutinho out for three months after knee surgery

The Brazilian went under the knife on Saturday

Real Valladolid v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Barcelona announced Saturday that Philippe Coutinho will miss “approximately three months” after undergoing knee surgery.

The Brazil international went under the knife after picking up the problem last time out in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Eibar at the Camp Nou.

Coutinho has now had surgery to fix the problem and will spend a chunk of the season on the sidelines.

It’s a blow for Coutinho who returned to the club from a loan spell with Bayern in the summer and started the season pretty brightly.

An injury picked up in the Clasico disrupted his season and he’s been in and out of the team since then but now faces more frustration at the Camp Nou.

Let’s hope he makes a speedy recovery.

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