Barcelona striker Luis Suarez sustained a hamstring injury during the Champions League semi-final clash with Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, the club have confirmed.
The Mirror reports that Suarez will miss upcoming training sessions, but will receive urgent treatment in a bid to ensure that he's fit for Sunday's visit to Atletico Madrid. Barcelona though may have to be careful given the nature of hamstring issues, as one wrong move can mean a long potential lay-off.
As well as their final two league games - against Atleti and Deportivo - Barcelona will also meet Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Cup final at the end of the month, one week before they face Juventus in the Champions League final in Berlin. They progressed to the European final after a 5-3 aggregate win over the German champions, but they had to complete the job at the Allianz Arena without Suarez, who was replaced by Pedro at half time.
The club confirmed on their website the reason why Suarez was replaced at the interval, with a statement reading:
Uruguayan striker Suarez has scored 24 goals in all competitions for Barcelona this season, which is impressive considering his ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at last year’s World Cup finals expired at the end of October. He's also made 16 assists and drawn up a noticeable understanding with strike partners Lionel Messi and Neymar.
Barcelona lead the league table by four points and will win the title at the home of the current champions with a win at Vicente Calderon. They are hot favourites to lift the title even if they lose in the Spanish capital, given the gap between themselves and closest rivals Real Madrid.