Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho to be sidelined for three weeks due to injury

The Brazil international will miss the upcoming home La Liga clash against Real Betis at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on Sunday.

Published: 08th November 2018 06:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th November 2018 06:07 PM   |  A+A-

Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho

Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho warms up prior to the Champions League group B soccer match between Inter Milan and Barcelona at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. (Photo | AP)

By IANS

BARCELONA: Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho of Brazil will be sidelined for around two-three weeks due to a hamstring injury, the Spanish club announced on Thursday.

Coutinho, 26, sustained a left leg injury in Barcelona's UEFA Champions League draw with Inter Milan on Tuesday, reports Efe.

"Tests carried out on Thursday morning have confirmed that Philippe Coutinho has a small rupture in the biceps femoris of his left leg," the club's statement read.

The Brazil international will miss the upcoming home La Liga clash against Real Betis at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on Sunday.

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