The Brazilian star has undergone a new surgery that will keep him from playing again in the current season.
was a regular starter forBarcelona
in the first half of the season as he showed glimpses of his best form for the Catalan club. However, he has been sidelined since September due to a serious meniscus problem. Having gone under the knife in October, Coutinho was expected to make his return in April but the club has announced the 28-year-old has undergone a new surgery.
"Phil Coutinho had a meniscal cyst in his left knee successfully operated on by Dr Rodrigo Lasmar, under the supervision of the club's medical services team,"
a statement onBarca's official Twitter account
"Coutinho is out and his recovery will determine his availability."
Coutinho is expected to miss the rest of the season as Barcelona are continuing their race for both La Liga and Copa del Rey titles. Having collected 65 points from 29 matches, the Blaugrana sit second in the league table behindAtletico Madrid
. They are also set to meetAthletic Bilbao
in Copa del Rey final on April 17.