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Barcelona confirms Philippe Coutinho knee surgery

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is set to undergo knee surgery.

Barca have announced this morning scans have confirmed Coutinho has suffered damage to the meniscus in his left knee and will undergo arthroscopy in the next few days.

Coutinho suffered the injury during the midweek draw against Eibar, breaking down with no-one close to him.

Early indications are that the Brazil internatiional could be missing for as long as four months.

It's a blow for coach Ronald Koeman, who was counting on Coutinho reviving his form in the second-half of the season.

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