Spain take risk with injured Torres

The Spanish Football Federation say that striker Fernando Torres will remain with the Spain squad for the rest of the international period, despite concerns over his adductor muscle.

The 25-year-old Liverpool forward has been having problems with the injury over the last week, but played the first 54 minutes of Spain’s 2-1 victory over Amenia at the weekend.

However, with Liverpool continuing their Premier League campaign on Saturday with a trip to Sunderland‘s Stadium of Light, there are growing concerns over Torres’ injury problems.

“Fernando Torres will not abandon the Spain camp as several media outlets have said,” the Spanish Football Federation announced.

“The forward, who has been hindered by some adductor pain, underwent a scan after lunch which showed encouraging results.

“The player has improved thanks to the physiotherapy carried out by the medical staff and we are studying the possibility of the player participating in part of the afternoon training session.”

Spain play Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday night in their final World Cup 2010 qualifier. They have already sealed qualification and maintain a 100% record in qualifying.