Tests carried out on the Brazilian show that the midfielder has an injury to the lateral meniscus in his left knee
The tests carried out on the first team player Philippe Coutinho have shown that the midfielder has an injury to the lateral meniscus in his left knee. Treatment will necessitate arthroscopic surgery which will take place in the coming days.
The Brazilian came on in the 66th minute of the draw against Eibar in place of Miralem Pjanic but was unable to complete the game due to his injury which he picked up in injury time in the second half, leaving Barça with 10 men as they had already used their five permitted substitutes.
This season Philippe Coutinho has made 14 appearances for Barça, scoring three goals and creating two assists.