Philippe Coutinho, leaving the pitch after an injury


Philippe Coutinho's injury is worse than we expected

Published:31/12/2020 - 09:15h

Updated:31/12/2020 - 09:15h

The injury that suffers Coutinho is one of the most important that can suffer a knee, as it has explained the doctor Pedro Ripoll

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Philippe Coutinho fell lesionado in the last minutes of the party of the FC Barcelona in front of the Eibar, in which the culés remained in tables in the last clash of the year. Further of the result, the most worrisome have been the samples of pain of 'Cou' when it threw to the floor by the 'prick' that felt in his left knee. The feelings that left the images already were worrisome, but after the communiqué of the club have confirmed the worst nightmares for the Brazilian.

The medical services of the Barça confirmed that Coutinho suffers an injury in the external meniscus of the knee izquierdto, by what will have to go through the operating theatre in the next days to subject to an intervention artroscópica. Although the club did not estimate a time of drop, in principle stipulated that 'Cou' could be 'KO' between eight and ten weeks but, given near at hand of the injury, can be went until five months.

Like this it has informed it the doctor Pedro Ripoll in a video remitted to the Agency EFE. As it explained, the injury that has communicated the medical services of the Barcelona of the player Coutinho, of affectation of the external meniscus of the articulation, "is a very important injury, of the most important that can suffer a knee, since the external meniscus is the main protective element of the cartilage that there is in the articulation", explained. "The length of the cartilage is the one who determines the life of the sporty, the life of the articulation. From here that conserve the external meniscus was crucial for the future of the sporty", highlighted.

The doctor has explained that, in front of this grave injury, is necessary saturar this structure "not to lose the paper of amortiguación that exerts in the knee", of there to that it consider the ailment of Coutinho like one of the most important that can suffer a footballer and marked in "some five minimum months" the total recovery of the Brazilian.

Barça, punished by the injuries

The FC Barcelona has lived a 2020 of terror. Along the year, have fallen lesionados several players and in this moment the infirmary is full. Pedro Ripoll has remembered that "Ter Stegen and Ansu Fati have gone through the operating theatre by injuries of some importance and that also have suffered severe injuries Hammered and the own Coutinho. Badly year for the Barcelona regarding the injuries. We expect that the 2021 was a much calmer year for all they"

In the concrete case of 'Cou', will be a very important drop of face to all the parties of life or death that will have the Barça in the next months. The irregular start of season of the culés leaves them in a very delicate situation in which, definitively, can not yield more points in LaLiga. Koeman Loses now an effective very important in his forward and will see forced to continue doing malabares with the available players.

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