The good news for Croatia and Arsenal is that the Brazil-born striker is making good progress in his recovery at a clinic in Rio de Janeiro.
Last week, he told Croatia's Sportske Novosti: "I'm feeling well and my rehabilitation is going better than I would ever have hoped.
"I am returning to Europe from Brazil at the beginning of August, perhaps even the end of July.
"Doctors tell me by then I will be fully recovered and able to play football again. I hope so too."
Unfortunately for Bilic that will not help his team at the Austria-Switzerland tournament.
"Opponents are scared of him (Eduardo) because he's a player that guarantees goals, but I guess he's not here so I should not waste time talking about him," said the former West Ham and Everton player.
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