Ronald Araujo has defended his resolution to go for surgical procedure on his thigh, following criticism of the choice by Uruguay followers.
The Barcelona centre-back is about to overlook the FIFA World Cup this winter, with surgical procedure that means Araujo would require three months on the sidelines to totally get well. This prolonged lay-off has irritated folks in Uruguay as their nationwide workforce will probably be with out one in every of their beginning gamers for the event in Qatar.
Addressing the criticism on Twitter, Araujo said: “I wish to clarify the explanations for which I took my resolution, with a purpose to keep away from hypothesis.
“I really like my nation and I really like my nationwide workforce.
“After consulting the matter with numerous professionals, we determined that the most effective factor for it’s a surgical intervention. Right here it isn’t about selecting one possibility or one other, it’s about well being and returning to 100% as quickly as attainable.
“On a private stage these are troublesome moments and I wish to take the prospect to thank everybody for the help I used to be receiving. With religion and arduous work I’ll give the most effective of myself to return as shortly as attainable. A hug and blessings!”
Uruguay will face off towards South Korea, Portugal and Ghana in Group H on the World Cup this winter.