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.

  • Show Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

MLS-linked Bale highly unlikely to leave Real Madrid in summer

Gareth Bale doesn’t seem set for a move to North America anytime soon after ...

Report: Barcelona will once again try to sign Neymar in summer

Barcelona won’t be denied in their pursuit of Neymar. The Catalan side is expected ...

Report: Zidane, Real Madrid board at odds over Pogba move

Zinedine Zidane and the Real Madrid hierarchy don’t see eye to eye over a ...

10 takeaways from Matchday 4 in the Champions League

After every Champions League matchday, BetaSoccer highlights 10 marquee takeaways from Europe’s preeminent club ...

Messi ties Ronaldo's hat-trick record in Barcelona's defeat of Celta

Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to victory once again in Saturday’s 4-1 win over relegation-threatened ...

Real Madrid sign Brazilian starlet Reinier for reported €30M fee

Real Madrid continue to stockpile young Brazilian talent. The club announced the signing of ...