Official: Coutinho out for 2 to 3 weeks at Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho
BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 28: Philippe Coutinho of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on October 28, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona have confirmed that Philippe Coutinho will be facing a spell on the sidelines for up to three weeks

The 26-year-old midfielder sustained a hamstring injury in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw at Inter Milan on Tuesday in the Champions League.

After completing the full 90 minutes at the San Siro, Coutinho complained some discomfort afterwards and underwent tests earlier this morning.

“Tests undertaken on Thursday morning have confirmed that Philippe Coutinho has a small rupture in the femoral biceps of his left leg,” read a statement on the club website.

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“He will be out for approximately two to three weeks.”

Therefore, Coutinho will miss Barcelona’s La Liga game against Real Betis on Sunday.

He will also be unavailable for Brazil’s friendlies against Uruguay and Cameroon over the upcoming international break.

Coutinho has managed five goals and four assists in 16 appearances across all competitions for Barcelona this term.