Barcelona injury news: La Liga giants confirm Luis Suarez out for 4 weeks with knee injury

Luis Suarez picked up a knee injury in Barcelona's 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup.

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez picked up an injury against Real Madrid Reuters

Barcelona have confirmed their star striker Luis Suarez has picked up a knee injury and the Uruguayan international is set to be on the sidelines for the next four weeks.

The 30-year-old last featured for his side in the Catalan club's 2-0 defeat at the hands of Real Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Barcelona lost the Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate after going down 3-1 in the first leg at Camp Nou.

Suarez picked up an injury against the Champions League and the La Liga winners. The former Liverpool star has "a distension in the posterior articular capsule in his right knee" and the injury setback was confirmed after he underwent scans on Thursday morning.

A statement on Barcelona's official website read, "Luis Suárez will be out of action for around four weeks. Test carried out on Thursday morning confirm that the Uruguayan has a distension in the posterior articular capsule in his right knee picked up in the second half of the Clásico on Wednesday in the Santiago Bernabéu."

"As such, the Barça number 9 is set to miss the league games against Betis, Alavés, Espanyol and possibly the trip to Getafe also, the first fixture following the international break in early September."

Suarez's injury setback will come as a massive blow to Ernesto Valverde, who is taking charge at Camp Nou for this season. Barcelona have already suffered massively in the summer transfer window as they have seen their star player, Neymar, leave the club for Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar left Barcelona and completed a switch to Parc des Princes for a world-record transfer fee of €222m (£200m). Suarez's latest injury will come as a blow for the Catalan club and Uruguay.

The former Premier League striker is set to miss his national's side World Cup qualifiers against Argentina and Paraguay as he will be on the sidelines, recovering from the knee injury he suffered against Real.