It Will Be A ‘Miracle’ If Uruguay Striker Luis Suarez Is Fit For The World Cup, Claims Emile Heskey

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Forward injured his knee in training last week. 

Former Liverpool and England front man Emile Heskey says that it will be a “miracle” if Uruguay international Luis Suarez recovers from injury in time to take on the Three Lions in next month’s Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil, according to reports on

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The Reds attacker suffered a knee injury on his first day of training with his country ahead of the tournament in South America, which now gets under way in less than a month’s time.

However, with the 27-year-old having since been successfully operated on in Montevideo on Thursday, reports coming out of the player’s homeland have claimed that Suarez will be back to full fitness in time to face Roy Hodgson’s men on June 19.

Heskey, though, is not so sure, saying:  “I had that injury myself while I was at Aston Villa. I’ve had that same keyhole surgery and it takes four to six weeks to fully recover.

“With less than three weeks to go to the World Cup in Brazil, it would take a miracle recovery for him to start the tournament. Even if he makes it for the later stages, assuming Uruguay get through, his training will have been limited and he won’t have had any match practice for a good few weeks.

“So, even if he becomes available, will he be up to speed? It’s a big question.”

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