Knee surgery puts Luis Suarez doubtful for Copa America

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The knee surgery of the Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has put serious doubts on his appearance in Copa America in Brazil next month for Uruguay while as he is already out of Copa del Rey final for the Barcelona.  

The star striker is out for four to six weeks due surgery on a knee injury, Barcelona announced on Friday.

It is final that Suarez will miss the Copa del Rey final against Valencia on May 25 while as there are serious doubts over his chances for the Copa America.

Uruguay’s first game is against Ecuador on June 16, just over five weeks after Suarez had the operation on Thursday.

“Suarez was subjected last night to an arthroscopy on the right knee due to an internal meniscal injury,” read a club statement released on Friday. “His approximate time out will be between four and six weeks.” Suarez has a better chance of playing in Uruguay’s second and third group games, against Japan on June 20, and defending champions Chile on June 24.

Suarez has scored 21 goals in La Liga this season, fewer only than Lionel Messi, and 27 in all competitions.