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Reports: Luis Suarez To Have Knee Surgery, World Cup In Doubt

Reports: Luis Suarez To Have Knee Surgery, World Cup In Doubt
By Paul O'Hara Updated

Luis Suárez's participation in the World Cup has been thrown into serious doubt, if reports emerging from Uruguay this morning are to be believed. The striker is said to have suffered an injury in training and will undergo knee surgery in Montevideo this morning at 7.30am local time (11.30am Irish time).

He is said to have had an MRI yesterday which revealed damage to the meniscus which required immediate surgery. The reports originated from journalist Martín Chaquero, who broke the news that Suárez had signed a new deal at Anfield in January.

At the moment it is unclear how long Suárez will be sidelined. If similar cases are anything to go by, such as the injury woes of Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, he could be facing 4-6 weeks of recovery time. This would force La Celeste to negotiate at least the group stage of the tournament without their best player. They play their first game against Costa Rica on June 14, before facing England five days later. Their final group game is against Italy on June 24.

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[ESPN]

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