Liverpool striker Luis Suarez’s participation for Uruguay at the World Cup has been plunged into major doubt following reports that the 27 year old underwent knee surgery earlier this morning. The forward apparently suffered the injury to his meniscus in training yesterday. Suarez’s mother has attempted to allay any fears by suggesting her son will return in three weeks, but other reports suggest that the necessary recovery time will rule the striker out of action in Brazil.
As a key member of one of England’s Group D rivals, fans of the Three Lions took to Twitter to welcome the news. Although nobody would have wished injury on a rival player, even one as controversial as Suarez, there is an undeniable feeling that England’s chances have been boosted as a result.
— Thomas William Wowk (@TWowk) May 22, 2014
England supporters react to news that Uruguay striker Luis Suarez may miss the World Cup due to a knee injury. pic.twitter.com/PsF3jSj9nx
— Pride Of London (@LondonBanter1) May 22, 2014
That’s Suarez sorted – now we just need Pirlo to drop a condiment bottle on his foot and that’s the group stage fettled…. #England
— Scott Wilson (@Scottwilsonecho) May 22, 2014
suarez has gained what looks to be like a serious knee injury in training, sadly… but great news for england fans
— lewisstreakxo (@LewisStreak) May 22, 2014
No Suarez = No Uruguay, which means england will advance 🙂
— Kodi Brown (@lifeofkodi) May 22, 2014
Others hope that the one of the best strikers in the world will return in time to grace the biggest footballing stage of them all.
Hope #Suarez recovers for the world cup and the England game. It’s not the world cup if you have to hope the opposition are injured.
— Alex Meek (@alex_meek) May 22, 2014
I’ll be gutted if Suarez doesn’t make the England game. Luis v Stevie I was very much looking forward to.
— scott mcpherson (@semmceepee) May 22, 2014
Wish Luis Suarez a speedy recovery from knee surgery. Hope he’s fit and raring to go for Uruguay’s World Cup game against Italy.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 22, 2014
But even if Suarez misses the World Cup, Uruguay have another forward that may cause England one or two problems in Sao Paulo on June 19th.
Do all the England fans not realise that they still have Cavani?
— Gajanandos (@GajananT95) May 22, 2014
Time for Edison Cavani to be the main man for his country. No reason for England to celebrate Suarez absence.
— Kiridaren (@Kiridaren) May 22, 2014
Many will assume England will breeze past Uruguay now forgetting the inclusion of PSG’s Cavani, who’s arguably equally as dangerous.
— Cain (@cainfootball) May 22, 2014