NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia, July 4, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani is likely to miss his side’s World Cup quarter-final against France on Friday after suffering a calf injury in the last-16 win over Portugal.
The Uruguayan Football Association (UFA) posted photos of Wednesday’s training session on social media, with Cavani a notable absentee.
After tests on Monday, doctors confirmed the Paris Saint-Germain star had suffered bruising to his left calf, although he had not torn a muscle.
With the 31-year-old Cavani set to be sidelined, Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez will likely play Cristhian Stuani up front alongside Luis Suarez for the two-time world champions.
Girona forward Stuani replaced Cavani, after the latter had scored both goals in Uruguay’s 2-1 victory against Portugal.