Philipe Coutinho to undergo kneel operation

Philipe Coutinho

 Philippe Coutinho is set to undergo knee surgery after sustaining an injury during Barcelona's 1-1 draw with Eibar, the Spanish club confirm on Wednesday. 

Despite started the game on the bench, the 28 years old couldn't finish the game, he limped off the pitch during stoppage time as Barcelona finished the game with 10 men having made all their substitutions.

The statement reads, "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," the club said in a statement.

"Treatment will necessitate arthroscopic surgery which will take place in the coming days."

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