Spaniard maybe back in time to face Schalke later this month.
Chelsea have confirmed that in-form front man Fernando Torres will be out of action for the next weeks after suffering a knee injury against Steaua Bucharest in midweek, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Spain international was forced to leave the field in the first half of the west London club’s Uefa Champions League group-stage fixture in the Romanian capital on Tuesday night with a problem to his left knee.
However, following a scan at the club’s training complex at Cobham, the Blues have now confirmed that Torres will be sidelined for the next three weeks of the season after sustaining a medial collateral ligament injury.
And that means that the 29-year-old will definitely miss Chelsea’s Premier League contest with struggling Norwich City at Carrow Road this weekend, although the striker would have been unavailable for the match against the Cannaries in any case after being sent off at Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday.
But Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho does hope to have the forward back in time to face Schalke 04 in their next Champions League group fixture in Germany on Oct 22, and if not for that game, then definitely for their following Premier League encounter with Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Oct 27.
“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,” said the club in a statement on their official website.
“The 29-year-old will be out for approximately three weeks.”