The surgery undergone by Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been successful, with the Uruguay team doctors optimistic the 27-year-old will be fit for the World Cup.
Suarez – who won the PFA and football writers player of the year award – sustained the injury during Liverpool’s final day 2-1 victory over Newcastle, according to the Uruguayan Football Association.
Doctors performed an arthroscopic partial resection of the striker’s meniscus on Thursday morning and confirmed afterwards there were no complications with the surgery.
The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) are confident Suarez will be fit to play when his country kick off their World Cup campaign against Costa Rica on June 14, before facing England five days later.
Uruguayan FA official Roberto Pastoriza believes the outlook on the strikers health is positive.
“According to the report I received a while ago, they are optimistic that he can play the World Cup,” said Pastoriza.
Suarez went for an MRI scan after feeling discomfort in his knee during training, which Uruguayan doctors believe came from a knock sustained during the Newcastle clash.
Suarez has won 77 caps for his country, and his regarded as perhaps the most key player for his country at the summer’s World Cup, after firing 31 goals for Liverpool during the 2013-14 campaign.