Barcelona striker Luis Suarez a doubt for Copa America after picking an injury in Sunday’s Copa del Rey final against Sevilla.
Barcelona was forced into a change after the Uruguayan pulled a muscle injury just before the hour mark in a bad-tempered final which saw three players sent off, a situation that will not please the Uruguay coaching crew.
Uruguay face Mexico in their opening match in the Copa America, which is being hosted by the United States, on June 5 before playing Venezuela and Jamaica in Group C.
Goals in extra-time from Jordi Alba and Neymar handed Barcelona a 2-0 win and a 28th cup triumph. The Catalans boss in his update concerning the former Liverpool man said:
“It is something muscular. Until the doctors look at him in Barcelona we won’t know the extent of the injury.
“Now we have to wait for the tests tomorrow,” Suarez posted on his official Twitter account.
“I hope it is nothing and I can be with my national team next week. Thank you for the support.” Barcelona boss Enrique stated.
Suarez who has scored 59 goals in a prolific season for Barcelona to become the first man in seven years other than team-mate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Pichichi prize for La Liga’s top scorer returned to competitive international duty in March after completing a lengthy ban for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup.