Uruguay striker Suarez has surgery ahead of WCup

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has undergone keyhole surgery on his knee and is expected to recover in time for the World Cup.

The mother of the 27-year-old Liverpool striker says he had surgery Thursday to repair damage to his meniscus. Sandra Diaz tells The Associated Press that the surgery was successful and that he is expected to recover in 2-3 weeks.

Uruguay plays its first match at the World Cup against Costa Rica on June 14. The team will then face England on June 19 and Italy on June 24.

The Uruguayan soccer association has yet to release information on Suarez.

Suarez, who scored a league-leading 31 goals for Liverpool, was voted player of the year in England by the player's association.

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