6th October, 2018
For those people who know Luis Suarez well, it must have been noticed that the Barcelona striker has not been at his best of late. He has not been as prolific as he used to be for some time now.
The reason for that was finally made public as it has emerged that the Barca striker has for some time now been playing with a nagging knee injury.
The player has decided to handle the challenge by having the knee problem corrected during the international break, having been excused from the Uruguay squad for family reasons.
The Barca prolific striker has confirmed he will begin a course of treatment on Monday, after reportedly complaining of pain during the 4-2 Champions League win over Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday.
It is suspected that it is in connection with this that the 31-year-old was omitted from the Uruguay squad for the friendly matches against South Korea and Japan this month as well as for the fact that his wife is expecting the birth of their third child.
The player had this to say on the issue:
“On Monday, I start a treatment for my knee, which has nothing to do with my absence from the national team,”
“I am not going because my wife is expecting family in those days.”
It is however not clear if Suarez’s current problem is with the same knee in which he had pain during the early weeks of last season.
Luis Suarez has scored three goals in 10 appearances in all competitions this season and the fans have been wondering what the problem was.
Barcelona will be playing away to Valencia at the Mestalla on Sunday in their final match before the two-week break from club football.