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Luis Suarez to join Uruguay squad despite injury

Barcelona: Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will join up with his Uruguay team for the Copa America on June 1 despite doctors diagnosing that he had suffered a hamstring injury, the Catalan club announced yesterday.

Barcelona's Luis Suarez leaves the field after getting injured against Sevilla on Sunday. Pic/Getty Images
Barcelona's Luis Suarez leaves the field after getting injured against Sevilla on Sunday. Pic/Getty Images

Suarez hobbled off in tears midway through the Copa del Rey final win over Sevilla on Sunday after sustaining the injury to a muscle in the back of his thigh.

"Tests on Monday morning have confirmed that FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has suffered an injury to the semimembranosus muscle in his right leg," Barca said in a statement.

"Following the recommendations of the Club's medical services team, the 2015/16 Golden Shoe winner will begin his rehabilitation in Barcelona.

"On June 1, Suarez will join the Uruguay national team in the United States, where he'll continue with the second phase of his recovery."

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