Register Login Scores

International

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.''

Do you think Luis Suarez will win the fitness battle for the World Cup? Have your say in the comment section below.

Suarez Makes Uruguay Squad

Suarez Warns England

Suarez Might Miss World Cup

25 comments

Top 5

Chiefs Now In Two Minds About Gamildien

68 Jun 15, 2021 09:50 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Players Who Lied About Their Age

41 Jun 04, 2021 07:26 PM in World News

Ex-Chiefs Player To Make R25M Move

29 Jun 14, 2021 11:28 AM in Siyagobhoza

The 10 Highest-Paid Players Over Past Year, African Superstar Features

Jun 02, 2021 09:31 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Setlhodi Lashes Out At Hunt For Chiefs Failure

162 Jun 14, 2021 11:52 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

8 Soldiers Left Behind As Chiefs Prepare For War

114 Jun 17, 2021 04:38 PM in Soccer 6

Ramos Names Two Clubs He Won't Join After Real Exit

13 Jun 18, 2021 09:26 AM in LaLiga

Chiefs Now In Two Minds About Gamildien

68 Jun 15, 2021 09:50 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pirates Comment On Komphela To Bucs Reports

38 Jun 18, 2021 11:42 AM in Orlando Pirates

Secret Agent Comments On Chiefs Overhaul

33 Jun 17, 2021 02:06 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Another Coach Linked To Bucs Job

38 Jun 14, 2021 10:40 AM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Star Striker’s Future Decided

12 Jun 14, 2021 08:50 AM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

One-Year Turkish Deal For SA Striker?

1 Jun 14, 2021 03:55 PM in Siyagobhoza