Torres injury: Ruptured thigh muscle

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The Spanish FA have provided the results of a scan on Liverpool striker Fernando Torres’ injury, revealing a ruptured thigh muscle in the left leg.

Torres pulled up with the injury in the final minutes of Sunday’s World Cup final, it was initially feared he had suffered a hamstring injury, or groin strain.

The news that the ruptured thigh muscle is a ‘Grade 1′ means only a few fibres are affected and is the least severe type of muscle injury. Injuries of this type usually only require 2 to 3 weeks rest – which the Spaniard was due to receive anyway.

The results of scan will now be sent to Liverpool’s medical team but Torres isn’t likely to play any part in the Reds’ pre-season but could be available for the first match of the season against Arsenal on August 15th.

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