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Suarez Admits He Could Miss England Clash
Guardian, June 10th, 2014 12:50PM

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Luis Suarez insists he will be able to play at the World Cup, though the Uruguay striker admits he is unsure about making his country’s second Group D game against England. Suarez, who underwent a meniscus operation on May 22 after falling injured during a training session, says he never told his Liverpool teammates he would definitely recover from his injury in time for their June 19 clash.

"I saw reports saying that I had told the Liverpool players I would make it for the game against England, for sure," the 27-year-old tells The Guardian. "But I didn't say that. The day of the operation I exchanged messages with Stevie [Gerrard] and Glen [Johnson]. They said: 'Hope to see you in Brazil.' And I said: 'Yeah, see you there.' That's not exactly the same thing. I never said I'd definitely be there.”

Suarez, who was the Premier League’s top scorer last season with 31 goals in 33 games, notes that it’s hard to put a timetable on recovering from a meniscus injury. “I’ve heard so many meniscus stories,” he says. “Some players say: ‘I was back in 15 days,’ the next one says 20, the next says 25. Each case is different. Some players said: ‘I was walking on the second day.' But then they admit: ‘After 20 days it swelled up again’.”

Despite this, the Reds striker claims: “at no time have I felt sad because at no point did I think there was a chance of me missing the World Cup.”

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