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Alvaro Morata could miss two months with hamstring injury

03 October, 2017, 08:30 | Author: Christina Hansen
  • Players out as Spain begin preparations for final World Cup qualifiers

Spain lead Group G by three points from Italy and one win from their final two games is likely to be enough to qualify automatically for next year's tournament in Russian Federation.

Antonio Conte suggested after the game that the injury was not serious, but the boss predicted that Morata would be unable to go on worldwide duty with Spain.

The Spanish striker limped out of the Blues' 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at the weekend, but it appears that a suspected hamstring problem may be worse than anticipated.

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"It's a muscular problem", the Italian said.

Head coach Antonio Conte admitted he took a risk over the fitness of Morata by starting him against City, but had suggested the Spaniard's injury was not serious.

"The doctor now has to check the situation but I don't think he's available for the national team".

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Morata hobbled off during the loss to Manchester City over the weekend and will play no part in Spain's worldwide fixtures in the next two weeks.

The Spanish Football Federation have this evening confirmed that Alvaro Morata has suffered a myofascial injury to his hamstring muscles, potentially ruling him out for up to six weeks.

Chelsea will now monitor Morata's recovery and hope that he is fit to face Crystal Palace on October 14. Diego Costa was overlooked to replace Motata with the new Atletico Madrid striker having not played this season.

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