FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Uruguay without star striker Suarez due to knee injury- Atletico Madrid forward Luis Suarez will miss Uruguay’s World Cup qualifiers next month because of a knee problem, the Spanish club said on Monday.
Suarez, who scored in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Villarreal before being substituted, had been due to join up with his national team for games against Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador.
Sebastián Coates and Luis Suárez are out of Uruguay’s squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, due to injuries sustained in this weekend’s action.
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FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Uruguay without star striker Suarez due to knee injury
“In the MRI scan undertaken by the player, a moderate edema was detected on the posterior part of his left knee,” Atletico said in a statement.
“The club’s medical services have informed the Uruguayan Federation and the player has been ruled out of joining up for the 2022 World Cup the qualifying matches.”
Suarez joins Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani on the withdrawal list after the Uruguayan Federation announced the forward’s call-up had been canceled earlier on Monday.