Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is expected to be out of action for three months after knee surgery.
The Brazil international, 28, required the surgery after limping off late in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at home to Eibar.
Coutinho, who spent last season on loan at Bayern Munich, has made 14 appearances for Barcelona this season.
The former Liverpool player joins long-term Barcelona absentees Ansu Fati and Gerard Pique, who also have knee injuries.
“Coutinho has undergone a successful operation on the external meniscus of his left knee,” Barcelona said in a statement.
“The verdict is that he will be out of action for approximately three months.”