Torres out for the season

2010-04-18 21:44

London - Liverpool striker Fernando Torres requires surgery on his problem knee and will miss the rest of the season, a club spokesperson announced on Sunday.

The operation, due to take place in Spain later on Sunday, will rule the 26-year-old Spanish international out of action for around six weeks, not leaving him much time to be fit for the start of the World Cup on June 11.

He will miss not only the Premier League run-in but also the remainder of Liverpool's Europa League campaign, which continues this week with a semi-final against Torres' former club Atletico Madrid.

A Liverpool spokesperson told the club's official website: "Fernando saw a specialist in Spain earlier today (Sunday) and it was decided that he would need surgery on a torn cartilage in his right knee.

"This will be carried out later tonight (Sunday).

"We cannot comment ahead of the operation, but as a guide, the usual rehabilitation period for this type of procedure is around six weeks."

Torres missed Liverpool's draw with Fulham last weekend as a result of the problem.


  • LFC fan - 2010-04-19 07:39

    All the best with the operation Torres- ur presence will be missed in the squad- hope to see u fit as a fiddle in no time. Spain will suffer a massive blow if u can't play in the 2010 SWC

  • Wes - 2010-04-19 08:19

    Oh well... there's goes what's left of our season. I suppose Bentiez is to blame again hey?? Bunch of idiot Liverpool supporters who don't back the team and the manager when they need it most!! Let's hope they can still win the Europa League!!

  • Wes - 2010-04-19 09:13

    @ LFC fan It has been reported that he WILL be fit for Spain's opening game of the SWC. The world cup will not be the sam if won't take part!!

  • Shankly's Kin - 2010-04-19 09:57

    Hope you guys got all got your answer as to why Benitez took him off so early in the Birmingham game.

  • Never Walk Alone - 2010-04-21 17:34

    This is great news ! - There goes our one and only decent striker - and what has Benitez done about a suitable replacement - diddly squat - oh I forgot - we did have a very good replacement - remember Robbie Keane but Mr. Guarantee sold him - then mouthed off afterwards that he will guarantee that LFC WILL finish in the top 4 ! Now this proves what a dooooos of a manager we have got - not even Ancellotti or Fergie are brave enough to make any guarantee's about their finishing position in the EPL - and their squads are 10 times better than ours !! F&%k and we may have to put up with this idiot for a few more seasons. I just hope that the new owners either replace Benitez or give him money to spend - because if he gets the funds this will be the real test to see if he has got footballing acumen to be able to buy and sell wisely - somehow I doubt it !!

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