Ferran Torres has a broken leg, doubtful for Spain’s big games


Manchester City forward Ferran Torres has fractured his right leg, the English club said on Thursday, leaving him out of Spain’s crucial World Cup qualifiers next month.

City said the injury was a ‘small fracture’ and it happened while Torres was on international duty. He played for Spain in the Nations League last week, first in a 2-1 win over Italy when Torres scored twice, and then in a 2-1 loss to France in Sunday’s final.

“He has since returned to Manchester for testing and will continue to be monitored,” said City, who did not give a time frame for Torres’ possible absence.

Torres has established himself as a regular in Spain’s squad under Luis Enrique and is one of his best sources of goals.

Spain are two points behind leading Sweden in their final two matches in their World Cup qualifying group. The two countries play each other in the last match on 14 November, and only the first-place team automatically advances to the next year’s tournament in Qatar.

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