Uruguay sweat on Cavani injury, as France clash looms

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani has a painful calf swelling but not a muscle tear, the country's football federation (FCF) said on Tuesday (AEST), increasing his chances of being fit for Saturday's FIFA World Cup quarter-final with France.

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Cristiano Ronaldo (L) helps injured Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani off the pitch Source: Getty Images

Cavani scored two brilliant goals against Portugal in Uruguay's 2-1 last 16 victory on Sunday, before limping off with the assistance of Cristiano Ronaldo.



Now he is fighting for a full recovery so he can again lead the line with Luis Suarez against France in Nizhny Novgorod.

A scan showed swelling in Cavani's left calf muscle but no torn fibres, the FCF said in a statement.

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"The player remains in pain. He will continue to do individual work and rehabilitation. His evolution is being monitored," it said.

"The rest of the squad is fine."






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Published 3 July 2018 at 2:10pm
Source: Reuters