Over the weekend, Chilean soccer forward Humberto Suazo withdrew from a match with his Spanish team Real Zaragoza with severe shoulder pain after a collision and a fall — sparking concerns of his physical condition as the World Cup approaches.
Named “World’s Top Goal Scorer” in 2006, Humberto Suazo represents one of Chile’s top forwards with experience in clubs such as Colo-Colo (Chile), Monterrey (Mexico), and most recently Real Zaragoza (Spain).
While the player is currently undergoing medical exams Fernando Felicevich, Suazo’s representative, commented, “If there’s ligament damage he’ll go four weeks without playing,” but Suazo’s representative reassured that “under no circumstance will he miss the World Cup.”
As the news reached soccer fans in South America, Chileans are hoping this injury won’t slow any of the momentum built by the national team over the past two years.
Chile’s Head Coach Marcelo Bielsa, nicknamed “El Loco (The Madman),” received much praise after leading the team to a second place finish in the South America qualifiers behind Brazil and qualifying the national team at 13th place heading to the South Africa World Cup in June.
Apart from Humberto Suazo, Chile will be accompanied to South Africa by other world-renowned players including Matías Fernandez (mid-fielder) and Alexis Sanchez (forward).
SOURCE: LA TERCERA
By Callan Hetterich (email@example.com)