Chelsea is intent on making their diagnosis on the extent of Alvaro Morata’s injury after the striker was taken off the pitch during their match against Manchester City last weekend.
The Blues had initially substituted him as a precaution in the game, hoping they had averted a serious injury, even as the 24-year-old forward travelled to Madrid to link up with the Spanish international squad the following day.
However, after undergoing an MRI scan at the city’s Sanitas University hospital of La Moraleja, it was reportedly revealed that the player has sustained a grade two myofascial injury to his hamstring muscles.
Morata subsequently withdrew from the Spain squad and return to London, with Chelsea’s medical department keen on conducting their own scans on the injury later this week. – Cara Daftar Sbobet
Their hopes was that their diagnosis will reveal that the damage is not as extensive as that suggested in tests undertaken by the Spanish Football Federation over the weekend, which suggests that Mortata could take four to eight weeks to heal.
The suggestion was reinforced by Morata himself, as the striker took to social media to post a photograph of him in the club’s training gear and declaring: “I have no time to lose! Working hard towards recovery! [Target] Crystal Palace.” only to subsequently delete it.
This can be conjectured that the Palace game would be considered too early for the player to return. In addition to missing World Cup qualifying fixtures against Albania and Israel, Morata’s absence in Chelsea creates a void up front for the Blues after their record £60m summer signing scored six goals and brought two assists after just seven Premier League games. – Apart from international fixtures, Morata could also be absent from two Champions League ties with Roma, a League Cup tie against Everton — in which Morata would have been unlikely to start — and Premier League matches against Watford, Bournemouth and, most critically, Manchester United on Guy Fawkes’ night.