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Huge Blow For Barcelona As Luis Suarez Is Ruled Out For A Month After Scan On Knee Injury

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Barcelona hit-man Luis Suarez will have to spend a month in the stands as Barcelona’s early-season crisis continues.

Luis Suarez clutches his right knee in pain during Barcelona’s defeat to Real Madrid

The Barcelona striker suffered the injury during the Catalan side’s 2-0 loss to Real Madrid in the second leg of their Spanish Super Cup tie at the Bernabeu on Wednesday, a result that gave the La Liga champions a 5-1 aggregate win.

Suarez was in clear discomfort after a collision with Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas late in the match and only remained on the pitch because Barcelona had already used their full quota of substitutions.

Suarez injured


Luis Suarez will also miss Uruguay’s crucial World Cup qualifiers against Argentina and Paraguay due to an injured right knee.

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Suarez to undergo test for the injury

Speaking after the morale crushing defeat, Valverde said: “It is a knock on his knee but we will have to wait to assess the situation.”

Uruguay will host Argentina in Montevideo on August 31 before a clash with Paraguay in Asuncion five days later.

Luis Suarez will undergo a scan on his knee to determine how serious the injury is

The Celeste are currently third in the South American zone World Cup qualifying standings with four matches remaining.

The top four teams at the end of the qualifying campaign will automatically qualify for football’s showpiece tournament in Russia next year while the fifth-ranked side will earn a playoff spot.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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