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Serious problems in the recovery of Coutinho's knee

Published:23/02/2021 - 12:17h

Updated:23/02/2021 - 12:17h

Philippe Coutinho underwent surgery on January 2 and is recovering from his injury to the meniscus in his knee. The Brazilian's recovery was going well, but he's struggled recently and his comeback could be delayed

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Philippe Coutinho was operated the Saturday 2 January of his injury in the external meniscus of the right knee. The FC Barcelona​ announced the result of the intervention in a communiqué in which desveló that the mediapunta would be of drop some three months. "The player has been taken part satisfactorily of the injury in the external meniscus of the left knee. The time of drop approximated will be of three months", affirmed then.

In principle, therefore, it expects that the ex of the Liverpool can play for the first week of April. In other words it could be smart for the Classical of League in Santiago Bernabéu in front of the Madrid, that is the 10 or on 11 April. Besides, it could arrive to the final of Glass, that is on 17 April, in case that the blaugrana traced back in the turn of 'semis' against the Seville. Also it could be in the chambers of League of Champions if the Barcelona did the impossible in the turn in front of the PSG.

Unfortunately for the Barça, as 'Sportive World' the one of Rio de Janeiro could not arriving to the Classical in front of the Madrid. It seems that his recovery does not go all the very that it would have to and is not fulfilling with the terms that marked when it operated him . The '14' has the bloated knee with some frequency and from his surroundings have ensured that for this reason his recovery goes to go slower of the expected.

Unless they change a lot the things, the Brazilian could take one, two or even three weeks more than the expected in reappearing. With luck, the mediapunta could return for the second week of April, although with the bloated knee, these forecasts do not have too felt. As it is used to to say the Barcelona in his communiqués, his evolution will mark his availability and will be his state what determine when it goes back to play.

In his turn also could have a lot that see how was the FC Barcelona in April. If the culés remain deleted of Glass and Champions, something that in these moments is more than likely by the results of the gone, the return of the international 'canarinho' will not be so necessary. Besides, can that for this moment the options to win LaLiga are little likely, something that would do that it did not have any haste with his comeback.

The Barça could try not paying more variable by Coutinho

Also it is necessary to take into account that as it commented in his moment, the Barça would be forced to pay other 20 million euros by variable if the player arrives to the 100 parties. In these moments, carries 93, by what would be to alone 7 crashes. East could be something important, since it can that from the club, if there are not options to win at all, give him indications to Ronald Koeman so that it do not put to the Brazilian and like this avoid this unnecessary cost.

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