Uruguay calm on the recovery of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez
Uruguay may be sweating on the availability of star player Luis Suarez ahead of the World Cup, but the South Americans are far from giving up on the Liverpool man taking a full part in the tournament after minor knee surgery last week.
Team doctor Alberto Pan told a Montevideo press conference yesterday: "The core of the concept of his return was expressed in the initial statement made in the immediate post-operative period and we can happily say that Luis' participation in the World Cup is not ruled out."
After delivering a sensational season for Liverpool, where he was named English Premier League Player of the Year, Suarez suffered the problem to his meniscus, with a normal recovery period ranging from three to ten weeks.
And national boss Oscar Tabarez said: "What happens with Luis depends on the evolution of his knee."
"We have no doubt about his enthusiasm and condition but our main concern is the health of the player. No acceleration of events are going to help."