Photo: Luis Suarez (Getty Images)
Liverpool’s Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has suffered a knee injury that could keep him out of the World Cup. The 27 year old felt a problem in his knee during training and scans later revealed that he had a damaged meniscus that requires immediate surgery.
This is a huge blow for Uruguay because he is in red-hot form and was their top scorer during qualifications with 11 goals. The PFA and Football Writers Player of the Year scored 31 goals in the Premier League and his partnership with PSG’s Edinson Cavani has been vital for Uruguay over the last couple of years. With surgery needed, it means that Suares faces a race against time while Oscar Tabarez and the entire Ururguay population faces an anxious wait on their talisman.
There is still some hope and optimism that the Scouser will be able to participate in the World Cup. The extent of the injury was not revealed but the Uruguayan medics thinks there is a chance for him to be able to play in Brazil according to Roberto Pastoriza, the national team secretary.
Suarez rose to prominence last World Cup in South Africa when he handled a goal-bound header on the goal line from Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan in the second half of extra time. He received a red card and was given his marching orders. However, the resulting penalty was missed by Gyan and Uruguay went on to win the quarter-final tie on penalty kicks.
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