Barcelona midfielder Coutinho out 2-3 weeks with leg injury

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho will be sidelined for two to three weeks with a left leg injury.

Barcelona says on Thursday that medical tests revealed Coutinho has a “small tear” in an unnamed muscle.

Coutinho apparently was injured on Tuesday during the 1-1 draw at Inter Milan in the Champions League.

Coutinho will miss a Spanish league match on Sunday against Real Betis, and the international break when Brazil has friendlies against Uruguay and Cameroon.

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Barcelona faces an important visit to Atletico Madrid on Nov. 24, then travels to the Netherlands to play PSV on Nov. 28.

Coutinho has five goals for Barcelona this season.

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