Another injury blow for Fernando Torres. Torres will be out of action for between 2 and 3 weeks after picking up another hamstring strain in the game against Marseille this week. This is already the third time that Torres has been forced onto the sidelines by his hamstring this season. This is now reminding me of the days when we had Michael Owen always out injured with his hamstring. What to do, what to do now!
When Torres has been out injured so far this season, we have still managed to get some wins but more often draws as we have failed to score. Torres was the answer to our goal scoring problems but now that he is injured again ,for what could be most of December, we could be stuffed. By the time he recovers in mid-December, he is most likely going to need a couple more games to get him match fit and into some kind of form but that is going to coincide with the hectic Christmas period when the games are coming thick and fast. That is the most important period of the season as it will give us a good indication of where we stand relative to the other title contenders.
This brings me back to my point that we need another out and out striker. I do not see Robbie Keane leading the line and scoring goals for us in the absence of Torres. He has been given that opportunity already this season and he has not made the most of it. The likes of Ngog and Babel leading the line will not get us a bag full of goals as they both lack experience in that position. If Rafa can some how get 10 million to spend in January he has to try get a ‘goal poacher supreme’ to keep our title push on track.
Hopefully this is the last of Torres’ injuries for the season and he is going to go through the whole second half of the season with no injuries. Get well soon Fernando.