Luis Suarez Has The Most Extraordinary Injury Record In His 638 Game Career
Luis Suarez never missed a single game through injury during his three and a half year spell at Liverpool, a stat that may indicate how well the forward looks after his body.
What makes this stat even more surprising is that the 31-year-old uses his aggressive and physical style of play to make his presence known during his time in the Premier League.
Former teammate Jamie Carragher summed up the striker's attitude in training in his Telegraph column:
"He kicked me in a training session at Melwood. 'This fella is a bit different,' I thought. I loved it. Then I kicked him back!"
Didn't miss a single game due to an injury during three and half seasons at Liverpool. A freak. One of the hardest jobs was to tell him he wasn't training and that it was a recovery day. https://t.co/TuJK7vYTqN- DrZaf (@sportsdrzaf) June 30, 2018
On top of the above, an even more impressive stat emerged during Uruguay's 2-1 win over Portugal in the World Cup round of 16 tie on Saturday evening.
Barcelona striker Suarez has played a total of 638 games in his long and successful career, missing just six games through injury.
I repeat, the former Ajax and FC Groningen forward has missed just SIX games through injury.
Luis Suarez has played 638 games in his career.- SimonBrundish (@SimonBrundish) June 30, 2018
He's missed 6 through injury
The 31-year-old played over 100 games for Liverpool, Barcelona and Ajax, as well as over 100 caps for his country.
Rather incredibly, Suarez has missed far more games because of suspension, including being accused of biting Italy defender Georgio Chiellini during a World Cup match
In fact he is the only player in history to have played more than 100 games and missed more through suspension that injury, according to Simon Brundish.
The only player in history to have played >100 games and missed more through suspension than injury- SimonBrundish (@SimonBrundish) June 30, 2018
Can Suarez lead Uruguay to a shock World Cup run in the coming weeks?
Let us know in the comments.