Official: Suarez ruled out for 4-6 weeks

Barcelona have announced Luis Suarez has undergone arthroscopic knee surgery on a medial meniscus knee injury and is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines.

The club revealed on Thursday that the Uruguayan striker was to be forced under the knife.

That procedure has now been carried out, allowing the Blaugrana to put a timescale on his recovery.

Barcelona’s statement:

‘The first team player Luis Suárez has a medial meniscus injury in his right knee and has been operated on by Dr.Cugat, undergoing arthroscopic surgery under the supervision of the Club’s medical staff. The Uruguayan will be out for around four to six weeks.’

‘As such, the FC Barcelona striker will miss the three remaining fixtures this season, the league games against Getafe and Eibar and the Copa del Rey final against Valencia on 25 May in Seville.’

The news will also concern Uruguay ahead of their Copa America campaign this summer.

They will face Ecuador in their opening game of that tournament on June 16.

Suarez did not represent his nation in the last edition of the South American showpiece, in which they were eliminated by Venezuela in the group stages.