Home > Sport > Football
Monday January 20, 2014 MYT 6:22:01 AM
Monday January 20, 2014 MYT 6:24:21 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Fernando Torres faces a "few weeks" out of action after suffering a knee ligament injury in Chelsea's 3-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday, manager Jose Mourinho said.
Torres came on as a late substitute for Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o, whose three goals ensured Chelsea maintained their strong Premier League title challenge.
"We will be without Fernando Torres for a few weeks with something in his lateral ligaments," Mourinho told reporters.
He added that Senegal striker Demba Ba would now come into contention despite not featuring for Chelsea since their League Cup defeat by Sunderland on December 17.
"It's time for Demba. It's a pity because Torres is in a good moment," Mourinho said.
"Demba had a fantastic week, it was very difficult for me to leave him out of selection because he worked very, very well.
"The next matches are for Demba or Samuel."
(Reporting by Toby Davis; editing by Ed Osmond)
Torres ready to write new chapter for Milan
Soccer-Germany's Reus out for a month with ankle injury
Chelsea, Costa set to heap more misery on Schalke
Bayern's Ribery out against City, Robben doubtful
It's not normal, says Mourinho of Costa's exploits
Boca Juniors eye upset 'Superclasico' win over River Plate
Basel fans baffled by new coach Sousa's switches
Berahino double fires West Brom to easy win over Burnley
Koeman turns Southampton eyes towards Europe
Mourinho faces striking choice back in Lisbon
Villa to be available for Australia season-opener
The importance of hotel reviews
Europe's police need data law changes to fight cybercrime: Europol
Hong Kong's civilised protestors on the charm offensive
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)