Reds hope to hear Torres injury news

14 July 2010 08:30
Liverpool could learn the extent of the injury sustained by striker Fernando Torres in the World Cup final. Torres pulled up with an adductor injury in the closing stages of Spain's extra-time victory over Holland in Johannesburg on Sunday. The 26-year-old is now back in Spain beginning a summer break and was due to have a scan on the injury yesterday. Torres looked in considerable discomfort when the injury occurred but, having spoken to their Spain counterparts, Liverpool's medical staff are confident the problem is not as serious as was feared. Liverpool's newly-appointed head of sports medicine and sports science Peter Brukner told LFC TV: "It certainly looked like it might have been bad but it seems not too bad. "He certainly walked up the steps to receive his medal without too many problems, so we are optimistic it is not going to be too bad."

Source: PA