Lisbon: Colombia striker Radamel Falcao will go to the World Cup but risks not being 100 percent fit, the surgeon who operated on the Monaco star`s ruptured knee ligaments said Friday.
"I believe he will go to the World Cup. But at the highest level, at the start of the competition, Falcao will not be 100 percent," Jose Carlos Noronha told the Lusa news agency.
Falcao, seen as key to Colombia`s hopes at the World Cup, suffered the injury in a French Cup match on January 22 and went under the knife three days later in Porto.
Meanwhile, Noronho refused to comment on the current fitness status of Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo who has been sidelined since the start of the month with a left thigh injury.
"Ronaldo`s injury is different to that of Falcao and he is under the care of Real Madrid`s medical department," he said.
"Therefore I am not going to speak about this."
I retired three years ago but I am still training with Arsenal because I have a good relation with the club and Arsene Wenger. So it's been easy to come out of retirement.