In the dying minutes of the victory against Manchester United today, Fernando Torres suffered a knee ligament injury that will cause him to miss several weeks of football. Torres was brought on to see out the match with his holdup play but suffered the knock in a seemingly innocuous way. The striker has been on a fine run of form and has scored in his last two matches.
Jose Mourinho confirms the injury here:
Mourinho confirms Fernando Torres has injured the lateral ligament in his knee. #CFC
— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) January 19, 2014
This injury comes at a poor time as most injuries usually do and Chelsea’s striker depth will be tested. Samuel Eto’o’s hat trick today suggests he has settled at Stamford Bridge and backup striker Demba Ba has shown he can be a useful player with the the knack for occasionally scoring spectacular goals. There is also the option of playing Andre Schurrle at the top of the formation if need be. We wish Fernando a swift recovery and we hope he can continue his fine form when he returns from injury.