Attacker is still hoping to be fit in time to face the Three Lions next month.
Liverpool are understood to be concerned that Uruguay may rush front man Luis Suarez back in action too quickly following the knee injury that the player sustained in training last week, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The striker suffered the problem in his first day of training with his national team ahead of this summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, with Suarez immediately being operated on on Thursday.
However, with the normal length of recovery from such a knee injury being six weeks, and Uruguay taking on England in their second group stage fixture on June 19, time is now very much against the player being fit enough in time to be able to compete in the tournament.
The doctor who performed the procedure in Montevideo though is confident that the 27-year-old will have recovered in time to feature at Brazil 2014.
“He will continue to work to maintain muscle tone but there’s no specific work he can do,” said Dr Pan. “We all want Luis to be playing as soon as possible but from a medical point of view we have to put plans in place and take it day by day.
“You can’t pluck a plan out of the air and think in terms of ‘How many days?’ because things change. You can’t have an exact, correct idea right now, because it’s constantly evolving.
“There was no alternative to surgery. It would have been absolutely impossible for him to play if we had decided on any other treatment.”
However, the doctor also indicated that Uruguay would be prepared to take a gamble on Suarez’s fitness for the competition in a statement that will worry the forward’s employers back on Merseyside.
“What do you want me to say? I don’t think he won’t make it. You want to ask me again, I’ll tell you the glass is half full,” said Pan.
“To be able to say he has not been ruled out is great step forward,despite tearing his meniscus just weeks before a World Cup.
“If he’s not ruled out, it means he’s not ruled out [but] it doesn’t mean, ‘He’s going to play in the World Cup.'”
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