Edinson Cavani’s injury a big worry for Uruguay before facing France

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Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez says he is “worried” after Edinson Cavani limped out of their 2-1 win against Portugal with a suspected hamstring injury.

Cavani, 31, played the starring role and scored both goals as Uruguay booked a quarter-final appointment with France next Friday, but left the pitch with 16 minutes remaining.

“We don’t have a lot of time to recover,” said Tabarez.

“Right now, we are only worried but we don’t know how serious the injury really is.”

Cavani looked optimistic about his injury in his post match comments.

“I hope the pain turns out to be nothing,” He said.

“I just felt something at one point and couldn’t recover. I hope (to be fit), I’ll do everything to make sure I can take to the field with my teammates, I am really happy to see all these people partying.”

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