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Fernando Torres could miss start of World Cup

The man overseeing the recovery of Fernando Torres says that the 26-year-old may have to miss the start of the tournament in South Africa, which would include Spain’s game against Switzerland on June 16th.

Peter Brukner Liverpool’s Head of Sports Medicine and Sports Science has been quoted as saying:

“Whether he will be fit for the first game or not is uncertain, but, if he continues to progress the way he is, he should be fit to play at some stage during the World Cup. He is certainly tremendously committed to his rehab, as are the staff here, and if anyone can recover from an injury, he can”

Torres celebrates a goal in the game he was injured in

Torres had surgery to repair torn knee cartilage that was suffered playing against Benfica on 8 April in the UEFA Europa League, a game Liverpool won 4-1 and Torres scored twice in.

Spain also have injury worries over Barcelona midfielder Xavi, who is playing with a calf tear as the Catalan giants try to fend off Real Madrid in the race for La Liga.

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