After such a terrific season, it would be a massive shame to see Liverpool star Luis Suarez miss this this summer’s World Cup, regardless of Uruguay’s matchup with England.
The 27-year-old suffered a knee injury as a result of a collision with Newcastle United player Paul Dummett on the final day of last season, though it wasn’t until he began training with the Uruguayan national team that the injury flared up.
The initial diagnosis was that the Reds top goalscorer was set to miss the World Cup altogether, though chief of the Uruguayan medical team Alberto Pan is confident Luis Suarez can recover and has given a fresh update on his injury.
“The player is feeling better each day, and he has a lot of optimism of continuing to improve.” He said, quoted by Spanish newspaper AS.
“There isn’t anything absolute certain, and we will have to keep working. Today, he doesn’t have any pain, he has completed his muscular work and has only supported his leg for the essential movements. We will start with a heavier loads in a week and we will evaluate his day-by-day recovery.”
Luis Suarez was Europe’s most productive player last season, netting an impressive 31 goals and adding a further 12 assists in 33 Premier League starts as he helped Liverpool challenge for the title.
His startling form for Brendan Rodger’s men has attracted the attentions of Spanish giants Real Madrid, however, Luis Suarez has pledged his future to Liverpool and the Merseysiders will be hoping he returns to Anfield for pre-season in the best shape possible.