Suarez suffers thigh tear?

Luis Suarez faces a race against time to be fit for Copa America after Barcelona reportedly noted “a tear” in the striker’s thigh from the Copa del Rey final.

Suarez pulled up in an attempt to stretch for a long ball just before the hour mark at the Vicente Calderon, and Sport cites confirmation of “a tear in the biceps femoris of his right leg” from Barca, possibly ruling him out for a month.

Although there is no information about the grade of his injury, the newspaper adds Suarez still plans to travel with Uruguay to the United States, in the hope that he will recover at some stage of the centennial tournament, which kicks off next Friday.

The Pichichi winner was nonetheless able to celebrate the 2-0 victory over Sevilla with his children, albeit with a noticeable limp in his right leg.

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