MONTEVIDEO Uruguay (Xinhua) --
Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani will not be
ruled out of their World Cup quarterfinal match against France,
despite suffering from swelling in his left leg, the Uruguayan
Football Association (AUF) said on Monday.
The AUF says Cavani
underwent an MRI scan which confirmed he had an “oedemic injury”
on the calf muscle of his left leg, but that no damage to muscle
fibers was reported.
Speaking about the
player, the AUF commented that Cavani “continues to be in pain”
but that he will undertake physical rehabilitation to control
the injury’s development.
Uruguay and France
are set to meet on Friday at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in the
city of the same name, with both teams hoping to progress into
the semifinals of the 2018 Russia World Cup.
Cavani scored twice in a 2-1 victory over Portugal before
limping off in obvious pain.
AUF medical staff
reported that “the rest of the team is in order.”