Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has undergone knee surgery and is a major doubt to feature for Uruguay at this summer’s 2014 FIFA World Cup.
According to CaughtOffside, Luis Suarez’s injury was discovered via an MRI scan that revealed meniscus damage to his knee.
The 27 year-old was immediately advised to have it operated on, and now faces a major battle to be fit for Uruguay’s World Cup opener against Costa Rica on June 14th in 23 days’ time.
Arthroscopic operations on the meniscus – while minor in the grand scheme of knee surgeries – still usually take between four to six weeks to recover, and Suarez is now in a race against time to take part in this summer’s major tournament.
Despite a history of very few injury problems, Suarez appears to have been struck down at a terrible time for his country, with Uruguay having been drawn in a tough World Cup group alongside England, Italy and Costa Rica.