Barcelona have confirmed that striker Luis Suarez suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday’s the Copa del Rey final but reiterate the striker will join up with his national team Uruguay to continue his recovery.
Suarez came up lame in the 55th minute to watch from the bench as his side scored twice in each half of extra time to lift the Copa del Rey trophy at the expense of Europa league winners Sevilla on Sunday at the Vincente Calderon stadium.
The 29-year old forward underwent tests with Barcelona on Monday and his club have now indicated that he may be fit in time to play a role at the Copa America in the United States, with Uruguay’s first game taking place on June 5.
“Tests on Monday morning have confirmed that FC Barcelona striker Luis Suárez has suffered an injury to the semimembranosus muscle in his right leg.
“Following the recommendations of the Club’s medical services team, the 2015/16 Golden Shoe winner will begin his rehabilitation in Barcelona.
“On 1 June, Suárez will join the Uruguay national team in the United States, where he’ll continue with the second phase of his recovery.” The club’s official statement reads.
Suarez missed the 2015 Copa America through suspension after biting Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup but made his return to action for his country in March.