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Chelsea confirm Fernando Torres out for approximately three weeks with knee injury

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The Blues have an update on their injured center forward

Clive Rose

The Blues have returned to London after their 4-0 victory in Romania, and have now had a chance to fully examine the injured knee of Fernando Torres. Here's the update they provided on the club's official website:

Chelsea Football Club can confirm Fernando Torres suffered a medial collateral ligament injury to his left knee in the Champions League group game at Steaua Bucharest on Tuesday evening. The 29-year-old will be out for approximately three weeks.

Given the fact that Torres was suspended for this weekend's fixture with Norwich, this probably isn't too big a deal for the Spanish center forward. Instead of spending the International break risking injury with Spain, he'll instead be in London rehabbing one already suffered.

Chelsea will have a relatively winnable fixture in Cardiff at the Bridge immediately after the break, a game which still falls inside the three week window. The timetable the club just gave us would have the Spaniard ready to return sometime during the following three game stretch, which includes Schalke 04, Manchester City, and Arsenal in the League Cup. With that in mind, I suppose it would be a fine time for one of Demba Ba or Samuel Eto'o to start finding the back of the net.