Thursday, 15th July 2010

Liverpool have received a boost with the news that striker Fernando Torres should not be out of action for longer than four weeks. The Spain striker injured himself in La Roja’s World Cup winning campaign and it was feared he could face an extended spell on the sidelines. Liverpool’s Head of Sports Science and Medicine though has played down those fears.

Dr Peter Brukner told the club’s official website: "The initial assessment was that he had a mild adductor tear and the Spanish medical staff didn’t consider it too serious at the time.

"He had an MRI scan yesterday, which confirmed a small tear. He should be able to resume training within two to three weeks and able to play again within three to four weeks."

That news plays down fears that Torres will miss Liverpool’s opening Premier League game against Arsenal.


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