Suarez said he had to undergo surgery "against my will" after rupturing his meniscus against Liverpool in the Champions League semifinals. He said the surgery earlier this month had nothing to do with a cartilage issue that he had been nursing since the beginning of the season.
Barcelona won the Spanish league but finished the season on a low after being eliminated by Liverpool in the Champions League and losing the Copa final to Valencia. Suarez scored 25 goals in 49 matches this season, second only to Lionel Messi on the scoring charts for Barcelona.
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