Barcelona Midfielder Could Be Doubtful for Champions League Round of 16 Matchup Against PSG After Meniscus Injury

Philippe Coutinho left FC Barcelona’s fixture against SD Eibar in the second half of their 1-1 draw. The Spanish club later issued a press release concerning the injury of the 28-year-old. 

The Brazil international suffered an external meniscus injury of the left knee and will have surgery in the coming days. This injury is the second that has caused Coutinho to miss time after a hamstring injury resulted in him missing four matches. 

There’s no timetable for his return, but the University of Washington suggests that recovery time after the surgery is four to five months. However, Mundo Deportivo reports that Couthino will miss eight to ten weeks with his meniscus injury. 

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Regardless, this will keep attacking midfield out of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg fixture against Paris Saint-Germain. The Spanish media outlet does leave the possibility of a return for the second leg at the Parc des Princes. 

Coutinho has made 14 appearances for Barça, where he’s scored three goals and two assists. 

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