Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez has pulled out of Uruguay’s squad for their upcoming friendlies.
The 23-year-old had been included in Uruguay’s squad for the games against Japan and South Korea on March 24 and 28 respectively.
However, the Uruguayan Football Association and Liverpool both announced on Friday that Nunez will not be linking up with his international team-mates.
According to reports from Uruguay, the former Benfica man is recovering from an ankle injury sustained in Wednesday’s 1-0 loss at Real Madrid. Nunez has 14 goals and four assists in 33 appearances in his first campaign at Anfield - only Mohamed Salah (33) has been directly involved in more goals among Liverpool players.
Uruguay have called up Club America forward Jonathan Rodriguez as Nunez’s replacement.