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Uruguay international Luis Suarez has promised his team mates and fans that he will be fit and ready to play at the World Cup despite undergoing knee surgery on Thursday.
Suarez was forced to go under the knife this week after being told he required arthroscopic surgery to repair meniscus damage in his left knee following an accident in training on Wednesday.
The Premier League’s Player of the Year is undoubtedly the star man for the South American nation and there was a great concern that he may not be ready for the World Cup so soon after surgery.
The 27-year-old faces a race against time to get up to speed with the competition set to get underway on June 12.
Suarez Tweeted: “My dream remains intact. I’ll be there.”
Uruguay’s opening game will come against Costa Rica on June 14 and boss Oscar Tabarez will be hoping to team Suarez up with PSG striker Edinson Cavani.
Wilmar Valdez, the president of the Uruguayan FA has suggested that if everything goes well the former Ajax man could be back on the training pitch in just over two weeks.
The controversial striker will be a big loss for Uruguay, who are priced at 2.60 to win Group D, having netted 31 league goals for Liverpool this season as the Reds were pipped to the Premier League title by Manchester City on the final day of the campaign.