A suspected knee injury for Fernando Torres has hampered the positivity of Chelsea’s comfortable win over Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League, Yahoo
The Blues recorded a 4-0 win in Romania through an own goal, a Ramires brace and a late Frank Lampard strike but Torres was withdrawn after 11 minutes, and is due to have a scan on the affected area on Wednesday.
Manager Jose Mourinho is sure, however, that Torres is not facing too long on the sidelines, suggesting that the Spain international will be fit to return after the international break. “ The doctor is very confident it’s not a big injury, like we had with Marco van Ginkel (who is out for six months),” Mourinho said.
“It’s something in his knee, his ligament, and we have to wait for the scan. He knows that he doesn’t play against Norwich. He knows that he cannot go to the national team. He knows he has 15 days until the next match he can play, which is against Cardiff. Let’s see the scan. If the injury is an injury for 15 days, I think he’ll be fine. That’s okay.
“The problem is if it’s more time and it’s a pity for the guy, because he’s in a very good moment,” Mourinho added. “He played fantastic against Tottenham. Today he started the game because he deserved to start the game. It’s a pity, but that’s football.”
Torres’ injury capped a mixed day for the former Liverpool striker, after he learned he would not face further disciplinary action for his spat with Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen, although he will serve the original one-match ban for the red card received at White Hart Lane.
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