While there was some early concern over a knee injury that required surgery, the news since going under the knife has all been positive for Luis Suarez, underlined by him being named by manager Oscar Tabarez to Uruguay's 23-man World Cup squad.
We always knew Suarez would go as long as he was healthy, but despite all the positive news there's always that lingering little bit of Everything's The Worst doubt that suggested he wouldn't be judged healthy enough to go. It's still believed that he could miss the first couple of Group Stage games, which puts his long-anticipated matchup against the England national team (and England's journalists) in doubt.
Still, it's good just to know that Suarez will be healthy enough to play in the Cup. Hopefully he bags a few goals, has fun, and comes back to Liverpool fit and ready to rock out another successful season at Anfield.
Sebastian Coates also made the final cut, after making a surprise start in last night's 1-0 win over Northern Ireland. He played the whole first half before being substituted for Jose Jimenez at the break, showing better-than-expected fitness and form as he continues to make his way back to his full powers after an ACL tear last year.
Two other EPL-based players made the roster as well: West Brom's Diego Lugano, and Southampton's Gaston Ramirez. For those interested, the full Uruguay squad is below:
Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Vasco Da Gama), Rodrigo Munoz (Libertad)
Defenders: Diego Lugano (West Bromwich Albion), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Jose' Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Martin Caceres (Juventus), Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica), Jorge Fucile (Porto), Sebastian Coates (Liverpool)
Midfielders: Egidio Arevalo Rios (Morelia), Walter Gargano (Parma), Diego Perez (Bologna), Alvaro Gonzalez (Lazio), Alvaro Pereira (San Paolo), Cristian Rodriguez (Atletico Madrid), Gaston Ramirez (Southampton), Nicolas Lodeiro (Botafogo)
Forwards: Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Edinson Cavani (PSG), Diego Forlan (Cerezo Osaka), Cristian Stuani (Espanyol), Abel Hernandez (Palermo)