World Cup 2014: Costa Rica striker Alvaro Saborio to miss entire tournament after suffering broken metatarsal
Saborio was likely to have led the Costa Rican attack against England in Group D but will face up to four months on the sidelines due to a foot injury
Friday 30 May 2014
Costa Rica striker Alvaro Saborio has been ruled out of the World Cup after suffering a metatarsal fracture in his right foot.
The 32-year-old Real Salt Lake forward will need three to four months to recover from the break, according to the MLS club, and can therefore play no part against England, Italy or Uruguay in Group D of the upcoming Brazil finals.
A statement published on Real Salt Lake's official website revealed Saborio had fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot on Thursday while practising with the Costa Rica team at their training camp in San Jose.
Saborio has scored 32 goals for Costa Rica in 93 appearances and played for his country at the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany.
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