With his knee operated Sunday, Luis Suarez was initially missing about six weeks of competition. But FC Barcelona has just issued a statement and the Uruguayan striker will ultimately miss the next four months. A real blow for the Blaugranas and “El Pistolero”. A blessing for Inter Miami CF?
Clearly, this Saudi Arabia trip and this new formula of the Spanish Supercup left serious marks at FC Barcelona. After losing to Atlético de Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semifinal (2-3) after leading 2-1, Ernesto Vavlerde’s position is in the spotlight. The future of the Spanish coach is getting darker by the minute… And on the players side, the Catalan club lost to injury Luis Suarez. In shape throughout the match, the Uruguayan striker was actually playing under infiltrations against the Colchoneros.
Suddenly, two days later, the Blaugranas had released a statement to confirm the injury and explain at the same time that the 32-year-old player was going to be operated on Sunday. The principal concerned was in fact to undergo surgery on the external meniscus of the right knee. The Spanish press then mentioned an absence of about six weeks … But Luis Suarez will not be back on the field until May!
Is Suarez meniscus an issue for his future club?
FC Barcelona has indeed published a new press release this afternoon. And Luis Suarez, the club’s top scorer this season with 14 goals in 23 games in all competitions, will be absent for four months! The Uruguayan had surgery as planned this Sunday on the meniscus of the right knee. “FC Barcelona center Luis Suarez underwent arthroscopy on Sunday to resolve his meniscus problem in the right knee with a suture. The duration of his absence is estimated at 4 months, ”said the press release.
The meniscus is a recurring problem for the goleador. In fact, he had already had an operation last May. This long absence is a big lack for the Catalans, first in Liga and who will face Napoli in the knockout stages of the Champions League. The Uruguayan is therefore expected to return in early May and will miss most of the second half of the season. It remains to be seen whether FC Barcelona will replace him this winter during the transfer window, but if they buy a confirmed striker, the rumors of a transfer Suarez/Inter Miami CF will only grow.