Torres out for three weeks

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has suffered a medial collateral ligament injury to his left knee and will be out of action for approximately three weeks, the Premier League club have confirmed.

Torres out for three weeks

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has suffered a medial collateral ligament injury to his left knee and will be out of action for approximately three weeks, the Premier League club have confirmed.

The 29-year-old underwent a scan at Chelsea’s Cobham training base after limping out of Tuesday’s Champions League group game at Steaua Bucharest and the extent of the damage has now been revealed.

A statement published on Chelsea’s official website read: “Chelsea Football Club can confirm Fernando Torres suffered a medial collateral ligament injury to his left knee in the Champions League group game at Steaua Bucharest on Tuesday evening.

“The 29-year-old will be out for approximately three weeks.”

Blues manager Jose Mourinho had expressed his hope after the 4-0 win in Romania that Torres would be fit for the Premier League contest with Cardiff on October 19.

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