Uruguay’s Luis Suarez recovering ahead of WCup

Suarez leaving the hospital after surgery on his knee.

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) Uruguay’s star striker Luiz Suarez is ”evolving well” says the national team doctor on Monday following knee surgery last week.

Suarez is believed to have picked up the knock in Liverpool’s last league game of the season and had an operation last Thursday.

Doctor Alberto Pan refused to rule the striker out of the World Cup but couldn’t give the assurances that he would be fit to play in Brazil.

The tournament kicks off on June 12 and Uruguay plays its World Cup opener against Costa Rica on June 14. The team then faces England on June 19 and Italy on June 24.

Suarez had his best season with Liverpool, scoring a league-leading 31 goals. He was voted player of the year in England by the players’ association.