Luis Suárez has not looked himself this season, and one important reason for that is his knee. That’s why the Uruguayan national team decided not to call him up for their friendlies during this international break.
And, Diario SPORT says the striker is hopeful because the pain he felt in his knee is disappearing.
There were talks the striker would need surgery, but that has yet to come to pass. Uruguay did publish this though:
Comunicado de Sanidad de la AUF.— Selección Uruguaya (@Uruguay) October 20, 2017
Luis Suárez no participará de los amistosos ante Polonia y Austria. pic.twitter.com/CRGCJ5fzvc
The most important part says that for Suárez "FC Barcelona plans ... to treat him medically and physically, with a break from physical exertion and competitive action for one week, starting on November 5.“
Some wondered whether Suárez would be getting his surgery today, but that won’t be the case. Instead, he was training in sand:
Title: A Day at the Beach (2017)— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 7, 2017
Rating: All audiences
Reviews: ★★★★★ pic.twitter.com/eBYvLVpquo
So, will this physical and mental reset help Suárez get back to his best?
Well, hopefully the fact that the surgery was not done suggests the medical staff is confident that with the right treatment, he will come back fit as ever when Barcelona face Leganés on the 18th. Uruguay did say he would be getting a physical break, which some thought would include a break from training. But Suárez is training, albeit with a specialized program. So far, reports are good. Let’s hope it continues that way.