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Luis Suarez Likely to Make Uruguay Return Against England in World Cup

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Luis Suarez has told his Liverpool teammates he will be fit to face England in Uruguay’s second group game in this summer’s World Cup against England. Suarez underwent a minor operation last week following a knock he picked up in the Reds final Premier League match of the season against Newcastle on May 11.

Liverpool entered that match hopeful that they could grab the club’s first league title in 24 years but results elsewhere deemed the result irrelevant in the title fight. Suarez then returned home to Uruguay but an MRI confirmed he would need surgery. After leaving the hospital in a wheelchair last Thursday, the fear was that the Uruguayan talisman would be out for the duration of the World Cup.

Now however it appears Suarez is making a swift recovery and will be available to feature in Uruguay’s campaign, though chances of the striker being available for the group opener against Costa Rica remain doubtful.

Suarez’s Liverpool teammate Jordan Henderson had this to say about Suarez’s fitness:

“Everybody is obviously disappointed for Luis, people that know him– maybe not us – because he is a big player for Uruguay. I gave him a text to see if he is doing all right and wished him good luck with whatever he has got to have done.

“He is a fighter and come maybe the first or the second game in the World Cup, I am sure he will be ready and raring to go. But it’s not just all about Luis. Obviously he is outstanding but they’ve got other good players and a very good team, so we’ll look at different ways and options of how to deal with that and counteract that. We’ll just focus on what we’ve got to do, but first and foremost is against Italy and that’s all we’ve got to focus on.”

Suarez was named the Premier League Player of the Season and Golden Boot winner for his 31 goal haul this past season with Liverpool.

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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3 Responses to Luis Suarez Likely to Make Uruguay Return Against England in World Cup

  1. Cody (#2) says:

    I bet Liverpool fans are having a fit.

  2. Javier says:

    Looks like three and out for England.

  3. Brian says:

    Everyone who knows Suarez knows he will do everything he can to try and get on the field by the time Uruguay play England. The bigger question is at what cost? Will he rush back even if not fully fit? That is the biggest concern for both club and country. Rushing back if not fully fit could actually hurt Uruguay and won’t help him long term either which will be a major concern to Liverpool.

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