The most expensive signing in the history of Bara he may have closed his cycle at the Camp Nou prematurely. Philippe Coutinho He has two more years on his contract, until 2023, but the injury to his left knee suffered in the last game of the year has brought fatal consequences.
Coutinho injured the meniscus in his left knee in the last match of 2020 against Eibar. The player was quickly intervened with the intention that in three months he would be ready and the date set for his return was the Valdebebas classic this Saturday.
However, the recovery was complicated and the inflammations began to be worrisome. The footballer decided to visit a specialist in Qatar, Pieter DHooghe, and underwent a second intervention. Neither the player nor FC Barcelona reported on the matter.
However, the left knee continued to cause problems and the footballer decided to put himself in the hands of the doctor of the Brazilian team and Atletico Mineiro, Rodrigo Lasmar. The doctor of the verdeamarelha He removed a cyst in the area and now it’s time to start another recovery.
The footballer was intervened in Belo Horizonte and continued his recovery in Rio de Janeiro, where he has a house. His presence with FC Barcelona in the remaining two months of competition is ruled out and it also seems very difficult for him to participate in the Copa America. Brazil opens on June 14 against Venezuela in a tournament organized jointly by Argentina and Colombia.
Cautela Rodrigo Lasmar, the Seleao doctor, explained in statements to Brazilian media that Coutinho underwent two surgeries in Barcelona, but needed a new procedure performed to correct the injuries. An arthroscopy was performed to treat a lateral meniscus injury and also the removal of a cyst in the knee.
Lasmar warned that the soccer player must have patience to return to one hundred percent: His return to sport will depend on his evolution to treatment. As it is a third surgery, we must be more cautious and we will not make any kind of prognosis.
Ronald Koeman had tried to get the best version of Coutinho again and gave him the opportunity in 14 games, in which the Brazilian added three goals and two assists. However, his performance was decreasing and the injuries ended up ending hopes.