Luis Suarez is in ‘constant pain’ and taking ‘daily injections’ to help battle injury problems, claims Gremio president… with former Liverpool and Barcelona star left on the verge of retirement
- Luis Suarez could call an end to his professional career amid injury problems
- The Uruguayan striker has struggled to find his best form since joining Gremio
- Now, the club president has revealed the striker is in ‘constant pain’ due to injury
Luis Suarez could soon be hanging up his boots after it was revealed that the striker is in ‘constant pain’ amid his battle with injuries.
The Uruguayan striker has been plying his trade in Brazil with Serie A side Gremio since leaving his boyhood club, Nacional, at the end of December last year.
He’s made 25 appearances in all competitions for the side, however, his time at the club has been blighted with injury problems.
Having missed six games through injury thus far, it’s now been revealed by the club president that Suarez is in ‘constant pain’ and could be on the verge of retirement.
In a video that appeared on Twitter, the club president Alberto Guerra said: ‘Luis Suárez is reaching his limit.
Ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez could be on the verge of retirement due to injury problems
Gremio’s club president, Alberto Guerra (left), claimed the striker is in ‘constant pain’ in a video that has since gone viral on social media
‘To be able to play he is given almost daily injections and special treatments, he feels constant pain. The thing is serious’.
Suarez has had long-running problems with his knee and was sidelined for 149 days after undergoing surgery during his time at Barcelona.
The 36-year-old, despite his injury problems, has still managed to score 11 goals and record eight assists during his outings for the Brazilian side.
He also helped the club claim the Campeonato Gaúcho 2023 title after a 2-1 aggregate victory over Caxias RS, where Suarez scored one of his team’s goals.
Prior to joining Gremio at the start of the year, Suarez had been playing for boyhood club Nacional in the Uruguayan Primera División.
During his six-month stint at the club, he managed to score eight goals in 16 games and helped them clinch a league title.
Suarez called an end to his time in Europe after leaving Atletico Madrid in 2022. He’d spent two years in Madrid and was part of the side that won LaLiga in 2020-21.
Prior to that he’d spent six years at Barcelona and four years at Liverpool – where he scored 280 goals in 416 games combined.
Suarez has missed six games for the Brazilian side since joining them in December last year
News of Suarez’s potential retirement comes just days after reports that former Sunderland star Asamoah Gyan will also be hanging up his boots.
Gyan and Suarez were infamously involved in one of the most incredible finishes to a World Cup match after their encounter in 2010.
Suarez controversially kept the ball out of Uruguay’s goal with his hands in the final moments of the game and was sent off – leaving him in tears.
Ghana’s Gyan stepped up but missed the spot-kick and, eventually, Uruguay triumphed on the night.