Suarez set to miss Copa final as he will have knee surgery today

Barcelona have announced Luis Suarez will be undergoing surgery on his right knee, meaning the forward will be facing a spell on the sidelines.

An official statement of Barcelona reads ‘The first team player Luis Suárez has an medial meniscus injury in his right knee and surgeon Dr.Cugat will perform arthroscopic surgery on the Uruguayan under the supervision of the Club’s medical staff.’

‘The outcome of the process and an estimate of how long the striker will be out will be announced following the surgery.’

The problem will rule him out of the Copa del Rey final against Valencia and puts his involvement in this summer’s Copa America at risk, according to MARCA

The Uruguayan will have an arthroscopy on Thursday and will receive treatment from knee specialist Ramon Cugat with the supervision of the club’s medical staff.

Suarez has suffered from knee problems over the course of the campaign and this operation will stand him in good stead ahead of next season.

The news came as a surprise to Barcelona fans because the striker had completed 90 minutes without any problems against Liverpool on Tuesday.

With 25 goals this campaign, Suarez has played a key part in Barcelona’s LaLiga Santander triumph, as well as their run to the Copa del Rey final.