Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is set to miss the rest of the reason after undergoing knee surgery.
The Uruguayan striker, 32, has scored 14 goals in 23 games for Barca this season.
Suarez picked up a knock during the Supercopa de Espana semi-final loss to Atletico Madrid in Jeddah on Thursday,
which aggravated a previous knee issue.
Suarez subsequently underwent an operation in Catalunya on Sunday and will be out of action for at least the next four months.
A Barcelona statement confirmed:
“The first team player, Luis Suarez, 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.”
Suarez’s injury means this will be the first campaign in eight years that he won’t reach the 20 goals mark in a single campaign.
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