Luis Suarez scored for Atletico Madrid against Villarreal on Sunday, but he will miss Uruguay’s World Cup qualifiers due to a knee injury.
Luis Suarez will miss Uruguay’s World Cup qualifiers this week after Atletico Madrid announced that the forward is suffering from a left knee strain on Monday on Monday.
Suarez is thought to have sustained the injury during his team’s 2-2 tie with Villarreal on Sunday, in which he scored.
“After coming out of the game against Villarreal with pain, Atletico Madrid’s medical team checked Luis Suarez at Navarra University Clinic (Madrid),” the Spanish champions wrote in a press release.
“The MRI revealed considerable edema on the left knee’s posterior area.”
Atletico did not say how long the 34-year-old will be out, but he will miss Uruguay’s matches against Peru on Thursday, Bolivia on September 5, and Ecuador on September 5. (September 9).
Uruguay will also be missing Manchester United star Edinson Cavani after the Uruguayan Football Association canceled his call-up.
Last Monday, the Premier League declared that its clubs will not release players for international matches played in nations on the UK government’s travel blacklist.