Edinson Cavani hit a double as Uruguay beat Portugal 2-1 in their last-16 clash in Sochi last night. But Cavani was helped out of the pitch by C. Ronaldo in the final quarter with a leg injury and may possibly miss Friday’s quarter-final against France.
“He was injured and he felt pain,” Tabraez said in his post-match press conference.
“I don’t know right now exactly because I have not spoken to the medical team.
“In five days we have a match and we don’t have a lot of time for recovery here”
“But in five days we have a match and we don’t have a lot of time for recovery here.
“We will have an analysis and a diagnosis in time, but right now we are only worried of course.
“We don’t know for sure how grave this injury really is.”
Uruguay had to withstand fierce late Portugal pressure as the European champions chased an equalizer.
“The distinctive feature was the dedication that all the players showed and displayed on the pitch,” Tabarez added.
“That is part of the way we see football.
“It was difficult because the opposition had more ball possession and were very often in our half of the pitch.
“But we have a very strong team in terms of the mindset and we will always bank on the collective against any rival.”