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World Cup Knee Injuries

18 June 2014

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Luis Suarez Uruguay
Suárez underwent surgery on the meniscus in his left knee and less than a fortnight before Uruguay were to play their first World Cup match game, against Costa Rica, and he admits these have been “difficult days”. They have been painful days and long days, too. It is late in the evening and there is still more treatment to be done before the following day.
Samuel Eto's Cameroon
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o sidelined with knee injury and may play no further part in the World Cup.
"The doctors confirm! I would probably not be able to play the match vs Croatia on Wed, june18th due to an injury on my knee causing me pain," Eto’o tweeted. Fotso added: “Eto’o has been told by the doctors he cannot play for the next ten days.”
Fabio Coentrao Portugal
Portugal left back Fabio Coentrao will miss the rest of the World Cup after being taken off injured in the pening 4-0 Group G defeat by Germany, the Portuguese Football Federation said on Tuesday (FPF). "Fabio Coentrao cannot play any more in this World Cup," the Portuguese Football Federation said on Twitter. 
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain England
England manager Roy Hodgson received a boost on Monday when winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returned to full training for the first time since picking up a knee injury against Ecuador in a warm-up game on June 4. Oxlade-Chamberlain trained with the squad at the Urca military base in the shadows of Sugarloaf mountain, taking part in a series of running drills while wearing a brace on his right knee.
Kostas Mitroglou Greece
Greece's top striker Kostas Mitroglou is fit to play against Colombia in their World Cup Group C opener despite hardly featuring this year due to a knee injury, coach Fernando Santos said.
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo is "100 per cent" fit and ready for Portugal's opening World Cup match against the powerful Germans, William Carvalho said on Friday, 
hailing his team-mate as the best player in the world.  The Real Madrid star had ice applied to his troublesome left knee after training on Thursday, sparking fears over his fitness ahead of Monday's Group G opener.
Arturo Vidal Chile
Chile star Arturo Vidal gave his team a timely boost just two days before their opening World Cup.  The 28-year-old midfielder has been struggling with inflammation in his knee following an operation on his meniscus just over a month ago.