Ronald Araujo has joined the Uruguay squad for the World Cup.
The Barcelona defender is closing on a return to fitness as he underwent surgery back in September and was initially ruled out for three months.
It’s unsure whether the 23-year-old would start the first game against South Korea on November 24.
Uruguay expects the defender to play some part in the tournament and Professor Oscar Ortega reassures that his fitness will be assessed before any game.
“I see him very well. We are well informed on the subject. We are professionals. No one is going to risk the player. We are going to take him under the conditions that are agreed with his club,” Oscar Ortega said.
“The people from the coaching staff of the (Uruguayan) team are at his disposal regarding his recovery process. He is going to be integrated to the extent that he can carry out the activities with the team. And those that he cannot do, we will wait for him and we will continue to wait for the necessary times, respecting the indications of his club.
“Then naturally it will be a decision of the player and also the coach, regarding his participation in the World Cup.”