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Uruguay captain Diego Godin praised his teammates as lions after reaching the World Cup quarter-finals but falling 2-0 to France.
France became the first team to reach the World Cup semi-finals on Friday after an assured 2-0 win against Uruguay.
A team statement said Cavani's fitness would be assessed on a daily basis ahead of Friday's last-eight clash in Nizhny Novgorod.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker scored both his side's goals in the 2-1 victory in Sochi in their last-16 tie, before hobbling off with a calf problem.
Edinson Cavani fires Uruguay into last eight as Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup dream ends
Cavani curled home a superb 62nd-minute winner to settle a thrilling second round duel in Sochi which sends Uruguay into a quarter-final against France next Friday.
Ronaldo has scored four times in Russia but Portugal have already shown that they can win without him -- they beat France in the Euro 2016 final.
The South Americans had to wait twelve years to watch both their star strikers score in the same FIFA World Cup match.
Uruguay head into their first game against Egypt with the focus on stars such as Luiz Suarez but with their World Cup hopes equally resting with veteran coach Oscar Tabarez.
The Celeste have been widely tipped to top a relatively weak-looking group, which contains hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
After the striker was expelled from the 2014 tournament in disgrace for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, Uruguay was eliminated by Colombia in the round of 16.
The Celeste, welcomed by a small group of fans at the city's airport, will be based in Bor, some 20 kilometres from central Nizhny.
Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez were born in this northern Uruguayan river town just three weeks apart in the late austral summer of 1987.
The absence of Neymar, the Parisians' star and a player who offered the best chance of unlocking the Madrid defence, was significant.
Edinson Cavani struck twice as Paris Saint-Germain beat Strasbourg 5-2 on Saturday to relieve some of the pressure on the runaway Ligue 1 leaders.
He is followed by Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe, Thiago Silva, Angel Di Maria, Marquinhos, Thiago Motta and Javier Pastore.