Falcao’s surgeon believes the Colombian may be fit for the World Cup
Radamel Falcao has received more positive news that suggests he may be able to appear in the 2014 World Cup after all.
The Colombian sustained knee ligament damage at the start of the year and had surgery at the end of January.
It was initially predicted that the Monaco forward wouldn’t recover in time to play any part in this summer’s tournament, however, Falcao’s surgeon Jose Carlos Noronha believes he could play by the end of May.
Noronha was talking to Portuguese station Radio Renascenca and revealed the positive news for Colombians and football fans hoping to see one of the best forward in the World in action this summer.
Sky Sports quoted Falcao’s surgeon, who said: "If the magnetic resonance imaging shows a darker aspect of the new ligament and an absence of inflammatory process around it, we will be able to let Falcao go on the pitch at the end of week 12.
"He could then resume jogging without big changing of direction or rough acceleration.
"Then, from the fourth month, he could be completely ready to play on the pitch, so would be ready for June 14 [Colombia's opening World Cup match with Greece]."