Jérémy Mathieu during a league match / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona defender Jérémy Mathieu suffered injury on Tuesday while on international duty for France against Russia.

Mathieu, who came on as a second-half substitute was injured just eight minutes after coming on in his country’s 4-2 win.

Tests this morning confirmed that Mathieu has a torn meniscus in his right knee. The player will have an operation on Thursday by doctors Ramon Cugat and Ricard Pruna. Subsequently, the club will release a statement explaining the results of the operation.

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