Luis Suarez is 'unlikely' to win his race to be fit for Uruguay's World Cup match with England, football injury according to reports.
The Liverpool striker had a successful 20 minute operation on his knee this morning after suffering a tough injury in training last night, though the Uruguay FA have today released an official statement saying that they are not ruling out Suarez’s participation in the tournament, and hope that he will be fit for the clash with England in 28 days time.
However, injury expert Ben Dinnery has predicted that 27-year-old won’t make it in time.
"If the reports are true and his MRI results did in fact reveal a minor meniscus tear then it’s likely that he will have an operation known as a partial meniscectomy which will remove the torn cartilage,’ he told Metro.
“This procedure is particularly effective for small tears which affect the mechanical function of the knee; straightening, clicking or locking and the prognosis is good in both the short and long-term.
“Typically patients can expect a return to normal activity within one month although strenuous exercise maybe restricted. Without knowing the full extent the injury, it is difficult to predict an accurate timescale for his recovery, but it is more likely he will be targeting the Italy game on June 24th (33 days’ time).”
“Chilean international Arturo Vidal, underwent an almost identical procedure at the beginning of May and was recently passed ‘fully fit’ by the Juventus and Chile medical team, so at this stage its realistic that Suarez will still play a part in the tournament”
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