Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is going to be from action for any month after sustaining a knee injuries in Wednesday’s Super Cup El Clasico on Wednesday night, as reported around the club’s official website.
This means the Uruguayan will miss a minimum of Barcelona’s first three fixtures from the new La Liga campaign – against Real Betis, Deportivo Alaves and Espanyol – and will not be back until after September’s worldwide break.
This news compounds a previously disastrous summer time for that Catalans, who're scrambling to have a substitute for Neymar after his €222 million proceed to Paris Saint-Germain.
Additionally, it leaves Barca manager Ernesto Valverde within an unfortunate situation he’s gone from signing for Barcelona in June using the world’s most harmful attacking trio at his disposal, to possibly lining facing Real Betis on Sunday having a front three of Gerard Deulofeu, Lionel Messi and Paco Alcacer.
Luis Suarez is easily the most prolific striker in Uruguay’s history he's 47 goals in 91 appearances, nine greater than the following top-scoring player, Edinson Cavani. He's scored five of individuals goals at World Cups (2010 & 2014), but doesn't contain the record in this region. That honor would go to World Cup champion Oscar Miguez, who scored eight goals across two World Cups.
His absence won’t just impact Barcelona, though, as Suarez will miss two crucial World Cup Qualification games with Uruguay in September.
Uruguay are presently 3rd within the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying table, a place which may grant them an immediate passage around the world Cup finals, but they are facing Argentina, 5th, off the rear of three straight losses.
Just one point separates the 2 nations with an away visit to Paraguay to follow along with, another game without the expertise of the ex-Liverpool man, Uruguay could find it difficult to book their spot for Russia 2018.