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Barcelona confirm Coutinho heading to Brazil for treatment on knee injury

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An injury update on the 28-year-old

FC Barcelona v SD Eibar - La Liga Santander Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Barcelona announced on Monday that Philippe Coutinho will head out to Brazil for further treatment on his knee injury.

The 28-year-old has been out of action since undergoing a knee operation in January, and reports have claimed he’s suffered a setback in his recovery.

Barca say Coutinho is heading back to his homeland for “medical treatment” on his injury but do not offer any more details.

Coutinho was originally ruled out for four months, but there have been suggestions he may now not play again this season. Barca have 10 games left in La Liga as well as the Copa del Rey final next month.

If that’s the case then it’s possible Coutinho may have already played his last game for the club. The Brazil international has been regularly linked with a move away this summer and seems surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou.