Coutinho, 28, begun the match on the bench and arrived on in the next 50 percent but limped off the pitch throughout stoppage time as Barcelona concluded the sport with 10 men possessing designed all their substitutions.
“The tests carried out on the to start with group player Philippe Coutinho have revealed that the midfielder has an damage to the lateral meniscus in his remaining knee,” the club claimed in a assertion.
[INJURY UPDATE]@Phil_Coutinho has an injury to the lateral meniscus in his left knee All the details 🔗… https://t.co/wAruK7Y7H9
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) 1609327022000
“Therapy will necessitate arthroscopic surgery which will choose position in the coming days.”
The club did not give a timeframe on his return.
Coutinho, who returned to Barca this season immediately after a prosperous bank loan spell with Bayern Munich, has a few targets and two assists in all competitions. He joins a increasing injuries checklist which presently consists of Gerard Pique, Ansu Fati and Sergi Roberto.
Barcelona have endured a torrid begin to their La Liga campaign and sit sixth in the La Liga standings on 25 points from 15 video games, seven powering leaders Atletico Madrid who have two games in hand.