This is proving to be a very tough week for the Chelsea fans. Firstly because one of their highly talented players Juan Mata got sold to Manchester United and then just a few hours later, the news came through that Fernando Torres, the Spanish forward, might have to spend 4-5 weeks away from action due to the ligament injury that he had picked up while playing against Manchester United.
Torres was actually not included in the starting line up of Chelsea that day. He was sent in towards the end of the game, but, unfortunately, he damaged himself during his brief stay on the pitch and came off limping.
Earlier, the injury was rumoured to be serious and the 29 years old Spaniard was speculated to undergo surgery, but, in a press conference yesterday, the Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho denied that. According to him, Torres might need a few weeks to get fit, but, there are no possibilities of surgery.
When asked about Torres’ fitness, Mourinho said, “It’s true that his injury is not minor, but, thankfully, he doesn’t need surgery. 4-5 weeks should be enough for him to be back.”
“We don’t have too many injury concerns at the moment. Fernando is the only one who is unfit.”
In the ongoing season, Torres hasn’t been able to net as many times for Chelsea as he would have liked to. He has only 4 goals under his belt in the 17 league appearances that he has made and for a player as capable as him, these are not good numbers. He would definitely like to come back and put up some classy performances for the Blues who have emerged as very strong contenders for the league title after that victory over Manchester United.