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Luis Suarez undergoes knee operation

The Uruguayan federation (AUF) released a statement that "Luis Suarez might be ready to play in Brazil" after its star forward "suffered intense pain" in training on Wednesday and had an operation to repair meniscus damage.

Estimates on his recovery range from 15 days to a minimum of four weeks with Uruguay's Group D opener on June 14 against Costa Rica

"Relax, because I'll get there and work hard these days to be 100 percent to help my teammates," said Suarez, this season's English Premier League leading scorer with 31 goals, despite missing the opening five matches through suspension.

Suarez was the top scorer in the South American World Cup qualifying, scoring 11 goals as Uruguay finished fifth in the continent's nine-team group before winning a playoff against Jordan.

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