Luis Suarez set for surgery on troublesome knee

Dr. Ramon Cugat will operate on Luis Suarez to treat the external meniscus of his right knee, Barcelona confirmed in a statement on Saturday.

The club provided no timeline for Suarez’s return from Sunday’s surgery, but Marca believes the in-form forward is expected to be ready for the Champions League last-16 meeting with Napoli on Feb. 25.

The procedure will address the same knee issue that ruled Suarez out of last May’s Copa del Rey final defeat to Valencia. The Uruguayan felt discomfort in his knee during the 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid in Thursday’s Supercopa semifinal.

Suarez has crafted some impressive numbers this term. The 32-year-old is third in La Liga’s scoring charts with 11 goals, and he’s the top flight’s most generous player with seven assists.

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