Barcelona news: Luis Suarez could miss rest of the season after having knee surgery

Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona
Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona

Barcelona have suffered a big injury blow as striker Luis Suarez could miss the rest of the season after having knee surgery.

The Spanish champions have announced that the former Liverpool forward has undergone keyhole surgery on his right knee and faces up to four months out.

The 32-year-old Uruguay international went under the knife on Sunday and is now facing a battle to play again this season.

Barcelona's final LaLiga match is scheduled for the weekend of May 23/24, with the date of the Champions League final - Ernesto Valverde's side will face Napoli in the last 16 - being May 30.

A statement on Barca's official website said: "The first team player, Luis Suarez has been operated on this Sunday by Dr Ramon Cugat, who used keyhole surgery to resolve an injury to the external meniscus of the right knee by performing a suture.

"The Uruguayan striker will be out for approximately four months."

Suarez played the whole match on Thursday as Barcelona lost their Spanish Super Cup semi-final 3-2 to Atletico Madrid in Saudi Arabia.

The former Ajax and Liverpool frontman has scored 14 goals, 11 of them in LaLiga, in 23 appearances for the league leaders to date this season.

He also has seven assists to his name, the most of any player in Spain's top flight.

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read Football

Check out our FA Cup fourth round preview for predictions and best bets1

FA Cup: Saturday tips

The FA Cup in back, with the fourth round matches taking place this weekend. George Pitts and Paul Higham look for value.

Paper Talk has all the latest football gossip and transfer rumours2

Paper Talk: Utd close on Cavani

Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Edinson Cavani while there's real doubt over David De Gea's positionin today's back pages.

Get the best free tips on the market with Sporting Life's Weekend Best Bets podcast3

Podcast: Weekend Best Bets

Racing at Cheltenham and Doncaster and FA Cup football are featured in our Weekend Best Bets podcast.

A complete list of all the completed transfer deals during the January transfer window4

January Window: Done deals

A full list of all the complete signings in the January 2020 football transfer window with details of the confirmed deals from the Premier League, Sky Bet EFL and Europe.

Dale Tempest has his best bets for the weekend's FA Cup action5

Dale Tempest: Happy Hammers

Dale Tempest has four best bets for the FA Cup weekend including siding with West Ham against former manager Slaven Bilic.

Most Read Football

Check out our FA Cup fourth round preview for predictions and best bets1

FA Cup: Saturday tips

The FA Cup in back, with the fourth round matches taking place this weekend. George Pitts and Paul Higham look for value.

Paper Talk has all the latest football gossip and transfer rumours2

Paper Talk: Utd close on Cavani

Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Edinson Cavani while there's real doubt over David De Gea's positionin today's back pages.

Get the best free tips on the market with Sporting Life's Weekend Best Bets podcast3

Podcast: Weekend Best Bets

Racing at Cheltenham and Doncaster and FA Cup football are featured in our Weekend Best Bets podcast.

A complete list of all the completed transfer deals during the January transfer window4

January Window: Done deals

A full list of all the complete signings in the January 2020 football transfer window with details of the confirmed deals from the Premier League, Sky Bet EFL and Europe.

Dale Tempest has his best bets for the weekend's FA Cup action5

Dale Tempest: Happy Hammers

Dale Tempest has four best bets for the FA Cup weekend including siding with West Ham against former manager Slaven Bilic.

Football Tips

Check out our FA Cup fourth round preview for predictions and best bets

FA Cup: Saturday tips

The FA Cup in back, with the fourth round matches taking place this weekend. George Pitts and Paul Higham look for value.

Our best bets for the latest Sky Bet EFL action

Sky Bet EFL: Weekend preview

We still have plenty of action in the Sky Bet EFL despite FA Cup weekend and Tom Carnduff picks out two best bets.

Read our latest FA Cup preview for Sunday's fourth roun action

Sunday's FA Cup tips

Paul Higham picks out the best bets from Sunday's FA Cup action where Man City, Man Utd and Liverpool are all making an appearance.