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Suarez In Fitness Battle For World Cup

Uruguay forward, Luis Suarez, has started his recovery training and the team’s medical staff are ‘optimistic’ on his chances of making the World Cup.

He returned to the national team’s training complex just ten days after his keyhole surgery on the meniscus on Monday.

Uruguay’s first match at the World Cup is against Costa Rica on June 15 before they face England on June 19, and team doctor Dr Alberto Pan gave an update on Suarez’s recovery plans.  

"There is not much information, he is following the scheduled plan,'' he said.

"He is making good progress and within 10 days (of the operation) he is in the (national team training) complex.

"Today he will have more demands, we will do double time (training sessions) and on successive days elements will start with more demanding workouts without impact.

“I cannot advance the days (until Suarez is fit), he has to have a positive experience with smaller loads before moving forward.

"But the evolution of Luis allows us to be optimistic and his nature also helps. He has all the psychological and physical conditions for a successful recovery but the only certainty we measure is progress.

"From a medical standpoint Suarez is not ruled out and therefore is in the final list. We told (national team coach Oscar) Tabarez there was no contraindication to be listed.

“We have an optimistic view on everything that is happening.''

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