Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is carrying a serious thigh injury.
The 26-year-old striker came on as a substitute in Sunday’s World Cup final against Holland, but pulled up as the end of extra-time approached.
Torres returned to Spain following the triumph, along with the rest of Vicente Del Bosque’s successful squad, and has now undergone a scan on the injury to ascertain the full extent of it.
A statement confirmed Torres had an MRI scan at the Cemtro de Madrid Clinic and evidence was found of “a Grade 1 muscle fibre rupture in the left thigh”.
Torres struggled to make the World Cup after missing the end of Liverpool’s season with right knee injuries and looked out of sorts in South Africa. The former Atletico Madrid striker started four times in the tournament after coming on in their opening group game defeat to Switzerland before being dropped for the semi-final against Germany.
Cadena Ser news network confirmed on Wednesday the scan results would be sent to Liverpool and it was unlikely Torres would play before the new Premier League season starts next month.