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Football: Chelsea's Torres faces spell out with knee injury

Published on Jan 20, 2014 5:55 AM
 
Chelsea's Fernando Torres celebrates scoring his goal against Hull City during their English Premier League soccer match at The KC Stadium in Hull, northern England, on Jan 11, 2014. 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. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

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 Dec. 17.

 
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