Luis Suarez looks set to be able to play a considerable role in Uruguay’s World Cup bid, with the Liverpool attacker pictured training with his international team-mates in the build-up to the competition.
After undergoing minor surgery, there were concerns that the PFA Player of the Year would not recover in time to feature, but this now does not seem to be the case.
Although not specifying a date when Suarez would be fit to play, Uruguay doctor Alberto Pan said the attacker had “all the physical and psychological conditions necessary to recover correctly”, according to The Telegraph.
Suarez has a close bond with former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan, with the veteran attacker also confirming that the Reds man is on the mend.
“He’s in very good spirits,” Forlan said.
“He is very determined and there is no doubt in his mind. But he is also aware that he is still in the phase of recuperation.
“We have a strong group of players and we are happy that he is here with us now. He has to take it one step at a time but his determination will help him make it.”
Suarez’s hasty recovery will be bad news for England, who face Uruguay in their second Group D game in Sao Paulo.
The Liverpool striker has been in scintillating form over the last 12 months and would be a real threat to the Three Lions’ chances of qualification.