Uruguay forward Luis Suarez strained his right calf during Barcelona’s 1-0 loss to Athletic Club in their opening match of the 2019-20 La Liga season, the Catalan club said on Saturday. Also Read - Lionel Messi Receives Two Match Ban For His First-Ever Red Card in Barcelona Career
Suarez was forced off the field in the 37th minute of Friday’s game and was replaced by Brazil midfielder Rafinha, reports Efe news. Also Read - Lionel Messi Transfer News Update: PSG Confirm Interest in Barcelona Skipper With Contract Ending Soon
“Tests carried out on Saturday morning have confirmed that first-team player Luis Suarez has an injured right calf,” a club statement said. Also Read - Lionel Messi Ban: Barcelona Star Could be Suspended For 12 Games Following Red-Card in Spanish Super Cup Final
“His recovery will dictate his return to action,” it added.
However, Uruguay coach Oscar Washington Tabarez on Friday evening called up Suarez for the friendlies against Costa Rica and the United States on September 6 and 10, respectively.