News is slightly more positive concerning Liverpool’s trio of stars involved in injury scares in Saturday’s internationals.
We had already highlighted Torres missed training session last week and asked the question if Spain should even be playing him against Armenia – especially considering Spain had already qualified for the World Cup.
Well – Vicente Del Bosque did play him – and he failed to complete the full game – lasting about an hour.
Spain had training sessions on Sunday – but Fernando Torres spent the day in his hotel room – resting a groin injury. Spain have another clash on Wednesday and they are contemplating using him but admit they will be careful.
The club doctor said:
“We will be very cautious with Fernando Torres. We have until Wednesday to assess. We believe that physiotherapy treatment that we’ve launched today is going to come in handy.”
The words will be of little relief to Rafa Benitez.
Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard will STAY with the England squad. A scan of his thigh was taken on Sunday and the results have also been disclosed with Liverpool Football Club. The injury does not seem to be as bad as first feared and Capello will have him available for selection on Wednesday. (In another meaningless game). Meanwhile Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney has returned to his club after suffering a slight calf injury (but managed to play the full game without problems intriguingly enough).
And on to Dirk Kuyt who is heading home from the other side of the world.
Kuyt picked up an ankle knock in Liverpool’s game against Chelsea. Despite also missing a training session – Holland also opted to start with the player – who failed to last long in his friendly match against Australia. No tests have been carried yet but the player is expected to return to Melwood in the next day for treatment.
Internationals. Great aren’t they.