Uruguay striker Luis Suarez had surgery on his left knee yesterday. One of the world’s top players, he’s expected to recover in time for the World Cup.
The arthroscopy repaired damaged cartilage.
The Uruguayan football association said “no other injuries were found” and his participation in the World Cup is “not ruled out”.
The surgery was done at Medica Uruguaya hospital in Montevideo, and the Liverpool star’s mother told The Associated Press her son is in good spirits and is “going to play the World Cup”.
“The surgery is over and thank God everything went well,” Sandra Diaz said shortly after speaking to him by phone. “What Luis had wasn’t as serious as we thought.” Suarez was released from the hospital in the afternoon, and was taken in an ambulance to his home on the outskirts of Montevideo. He was in a wheelchair, but walked the last few steps to his house leaning on the shoulders of two people, without putting pressure on his injured leg.