The Uruguayan star striker underwent a knee surgery and the team doctors are confident he will be able take part in the upcoming World Cup
Reports from Urguayan braoadcaster Tenfield earlier today indicated that Suarez felt discomfort after twisting his knee in training, and tests later revealed meniscus damage. A surgery was imminent, and the 27 year old already underwent knives and the Uruguayan FA is confident of his involvement in the upcoming World Cup.
Contrary to the reports by Tenfield, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) said that the player sustained the injury in Liverpool’s final game of the season against Newcastle.
Doctors performed an arthroscopic partial resection of the striker’s meniscus on Thursday morning and confirmed afterwards that there were no complications.
Uruguayan FA official Roberto Pastoriza claimed that the surgery was successful and the board remained hopeful and optimistic that the talismanic striker would be fit in time for the tournament.
“According to the report I received a while ago, they are optimistic that he can play the World Cup,” said Pastoriza.
Pastoriza elaborated on Suarez’s injury and stated that the official report on the injury would be spelled out by the press secretary later.
“Suarez trained with discomfort and it was decided to have an MRI scan. There are very high chances there will scan. Suarez felt discomfort in his knee and thus he had to undergo tests. Everything happened very fast, some hours ago [on Wednesday night].
“The national team medical staff is dealing with this and press secretary Matias Faral will communicate the official report.
“The intention was that everything was kept confidential and that the report was announced today through the Uruguayan FA social network accounts. Everything was very surprising, Suarez trained with discomfort and it was decided to have an MRI scan.”
AUF president Wilmar Valdez remained hopeful that fast and healthy recovery could see Suarez return to training in two weeks time.
“We know the surgery was a success and that the injury is not serious. We have to wait and see how he recovers,” Valdez told Uruguayan newspaper La Ovacion.
“We had very little time to react and without knowing the extent of the injury, we didn’t want to raise the alarm to the public. These are injuries that, considering Suarez’s fitness and if the recovery is good, will not take long for him to return to play.
“We have to calculate if he will arrive for the first, second of third (group game at the World Cup). We know that normally the recovery period, if all goes well, is around 15 days to return to training.
“We all know what Luis represents to the national team and more so, considering the great form he was in.
“Considering how valuable he is to the national team, it is a big concern for us.”