Alvaro Morata Tweets He's 'Working Hard Towards Recovery' After Hamstring Injury

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Alvaro Morata of Chelsea is put under pressure from John Stones of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on September 30, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata could return from a recent hamstring injury sooner than expected.

Dominic Fifield of the Guardian reported Monday the Spain international could be out for up to six weeks after sustaining the damage against Manchester City in the Premier League. However, Morata tweeted Tuesday he is already rehabbing in effort to return much sooner than that.

The Spanish Football Federation said the attacker has "sustained a myofascial injury to his hamstring muscles," per Fifield.

Morata has netted six goals in the English league since completing his transfer from Real Madrid in the summer.

Chelsea missed the Spaniard as he departed the field in the first half, with City completing a 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.