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Uruguay Striker Luis Suarez A Doubt For World Cup After Knee Surgery

luis suarez1 Uruguay Striker Luis Suarez A Doubt For World Cup After Knee Surgery

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is a doubt for this summer’s World Cup after news spread that he is to undergo keyhole surgery today to repair damage to his meniscus.

Experts say that it can take anywhere from 15 days to a minimum of four weeks before Suarez can return to full fitness. The length of his absence will depend on the extent of his injury, which will be known today after the surgery is completed.

Uruguay are scheduled to play Costa Rica on June 14, England on June 19 and Italy on June 24.

Suarez is expected to be one of the stars of World Cup 2014 after a successful season with Liverpool in the Premier League. If Suarez won’t recover in time, this will deal a huge blow to Uruguay’s chances of advancing from Group D and will boost the confidence of the defenders on the England, Italy and Costa Rica teams.

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11 Responses to Uruguay Striker Luis Suarez A Doubt For World Cup After Knee Surgery

  1. goisles01 says:

    Bombshell!

  2. CR7 says:

    The World Cup has already lost Zlatan. Hope Suarez recovers in time for the World Cup.

  3. CassanovaFrankenstein says:

    Couldn’t have happen to a more classy player.

  4. Martin J. says:

    He’ll be back for the England game. The World Cup only comes around once every four years and players will do everything they can to not miss out. The bigger worry is will he rush his rehab that it affects his form going forward. Torres rushed back from injury to play in the 2010 World Cup and was never the same player after.

  5. JamieU says:

    Wow.

    Agree with Martin above, hope (as a LFC fan) that he completely recovers but I totally understand the temptation to rush back. I mean he’s in his prime and it’s a World Cup near his home soil. Best wishes.

  6. Aaron says:

    Chris, no reputable report has suggested he’s a “major” doubt to play in the World Cup. This is fairly routine and minor surgery for many athletes and recovery times range anywhere from 3-5 weeks for most. Given his track record I think there’s a good chance he’ll be back at least for the match against England on 19 June, even if off the bench.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      BBC Sport reported that he was a doubt for the World Cup, but they have since updated their article to reference quotes from the Uruguay Football Association to say that they’re hopeful he’ll play. The article was written earlier today before the UFA issued a statement.

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