This week saw Liverpool fans wince and perhaps let out a murmured fist pump all at the same time, when the news Luis Suarez needed meniscus surgery broke from Uruguay.
The Premier League's top scorer, and one of the best footballers in the world, has reportedly struggled in training and scans showed damage around his knee - which some fans have blamed on Paul Dummett's nasty challenge on the final day of the season.
But while they worry about their talisman, there is of course the fact Uruguay are in the same World Cup group as England in Brazil - for their national team's sake they hope Suarez stays bed ridden for a little while yet.
And news broke yesterday that he is not the only Liverpool player giving his national team coach a scare, although this one not as drastic as knee surgery.
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is currently acting number one stopper for Belgium, whilst Thibaut Courtois has still been busy with club duties at Atletico Madrid.
The former Sunderland man was expected to start in the upcoming warm up tie against local rivals Luxembourg tomorrow evening. But Belgium have called up Anderlecht stopper Thomas Kaminski as cover for the game at least as Mignolet has been ruled out with what is described simply as a 'leg injury'.
Mignolet is not believed to be a World Cup doubt, with the time period four to five days being bandied around the press, meaning he might just make it back in time for their next friendly against Sweden a week today.