Barça confirm SPORT exclusive: Suarez to have operation on knee

The striker will be out for four to six weeks after the surgery on Sunday

Barcelona released a statement on Saturday announcing that Luis Suarez would undergo an operation on a knee injury on Sunday.

"The first team player Luis Suarez will be operated on tomorrow, Sunday, by Dr.Ramon Cugat for an injury to the external meniscus of his right knee," the club said. "Once the surgery has been performed, the club will issue another press release."  

As exclusively revealed by SPORT on Friday, Suarez has been in pain for a while and has not been playing at 100 percent. Therefore, he has decided to have an operation now to be fit for the decisive phase of the season. 

The Uruguayan is expected to be sidelined for around a month and the hope is that he will be fully fit for the Champions League game at Napoli on Feb. 25. 


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