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Coutinho Facing 3 Weeks on the Sidelines After Hamstring Injury
The Brazil international will be forced to sit out upcoming fixtures for club and country after damaging the femoral biceps in his left leg.
A statement released by Barca on their official website read: “Tests undertaken on Thursday morning have confirmed that Philippe Coutinho has a small rupture in the femoral biceps of his left leg.”
Coutinho would have been expecting to link up with Brazil, offering him a chance to add to his 45 caps, but he will play no part in friendly dates with Uruguay and Cameroon on November 16 and 20 respectively.
If he is able to shake off his ailment inside two weeks, then he could play some part in a crunch La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid on November 24.