The former Barça striker is seriously planning his retirement due to the serious problems with both knees that have been causing him pain since 2014
Alberto Guerra, president of Gremio, explained that the Uruguayan may need a prosthesis due to arthrosis in his right knee
The rumors of Luis Suárez’s retirement exploded a couple of days ago when the Brazilian media “GZH Esportes” reported that the Uruguayan footballer would have turned to the leaders of Gremioclub with which he has a contract until the end of next year 2024, to inform him intends to leave professional football. However, although Suárez would have said enough after playing with knee pain in recent months, the attacker has entered the squad for the match that Gremio is playing this morning.
Hours before knowing his presence for the clash, the president of Gremio referred to his injury this Thursday, Albert Warwho wanted to give explanations on the real situation of Luis Suárez. Some clarifications that only feed the initial rumors.
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At an event with fans of the Brazilian team in the city of Porto Alegre, Guerra explained this the former FC Barcelona striker may need a prosthesis due to osteoarthritis in his right knee. In addition, the president stressed that the marker’s current situation “is serious”. “It’s a lot of injections, a lot of medicines and it’s reaching a limit and when you’re at the limit you don’t know it“, declared the president of the Brazilian club without mentioning a possible withdrawal of the former Uruguayan striker from Ajax, Liverpool or Atlético, as well as from Barça.
According to the aforementioned media, they will be there in the next few days a meeting between Suárez and the directors of the Guild to reach an agreement and leave the team. From the Brazilian club, on the other hand, they confirm that the entity will manifest itself “in the short term”. on the state of their attacker, without confirming or denying the information published, which spreads like wildfire.
The international ‘charrúa’ He arrived at Gremio earlier this year and has already earned the admiration of all the fans, scoring fourteen goals in 26 games who played, as well as offering eight assists.
a real nightmare
Since then it is not the first time that Luis Suárez’s right knee has bothered him He had to undergo a meniscus operation in 2020 which kept him off the pitch for several months while a member of FC Barcelona. In this period of absence of 149 days, the footballer he missed 12 games for the Barça teama club he had come to without knee injuries in the Liverpool It is in the ajax.
Beyond that surgery, which became his most “serious” injury as a footballer Until now, Luis Suárez has suffered from several mishaps related to his knee which, added to other ankle problems, They put him through a real ordealaccentuated now while serving in Guild.
Continuing with his stop at FC Barcelona, the striker was absent in 16 other matches as a Barça player. The most important periods took place in May 2019, for a meniscal tear for which he was out for a monthand in August of the same year, for a calf injury which put him out of action at the same time. In 2019 she also suffered two minor ankle sprains and other unspecified knee problems.
The Beginnings of Martyrdom
Luis Suarez, who He arrived at Barça in 2014 after an operation on his left meniscus shortly before the World Cup in Brazilhe also suffered a thigh problem in 2015, a torn muscle in 2016 and another thigh injury in 2017. From there, the nightmare began dragging on from the summer of that same year knee problems that he suffered at five different times between 2017 and 2018.
After a long stop in Barcelona, Suárez went to Athleticwhere he had a little more luck in his two years as a rojiblanco. In the medical part of the Metropolitan there is a trauma, a muscle injury and the Coronavirus, which accounted for a total of 8 games. Even if he is back to injuring his left knee in August 2021he managed to recover in 12 days without failing to make any commitment under Simeon’s orders.
And when everything seemed to indicate that that part of the body would no longer cause him serious problems, your situation has gone bad again to the point of considering their withdrawal as a very real option. Luis Suárez is now facing the toughest decision of his career.