Fernando Torres Injury: Updates on AC Milan Star's Ankle and Return

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistSeptember 14, 2014

Spanish striker Fernando Torres, left, sits in a car next to AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani shortly after arriving at Linate airport, Milan, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Chelsea has agreed terms with AC Milan for Torres to join the Serie A club in a two-year loan deal. The Premier League club and Milan announced the agreement on their websites Friday, adding that
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Updates from Tuesday, Sept. 23

Fernando Torres is in line for a return to Milan's starting XI when they face Empoli on Tuesday.

That's according to David Amoyal of gianlucadimarzio.com, who tweeted:

Updates from Monday, Sept. 15

Football Italia's Staff reports on the severity of Fernando Torres' ankle injury:

Fernando Torres’ own ankle injury is believed not as major and he is more likely to be able to debut against the Old Lady.

Original Text

AC Milan's on-loan striker Fernando Torres will not be making his Serie A debut against Parma on Sunday, as the Spain international will be sidelined with a sprained ankle.    

According to the club's official Twitter feed, the former Chelsea man was forced to abandon training on Saturday with the injury:

The Associated Press' Daniella Matar confirmed he won't be playing against Parma:

Torres completed his loan deal in August after three-and-a-half years with the Blues, as it became clear playing time would be hard to come by given the proficient form Diego Costa is currently in.

El Nino is expected to replace Mario Balotelli in Milan, with the controversial Italy international completing a move to Liverpool. The Rossoneri hope Torres will blossom in Italy, reverting back to his old form after a difficult period with Chelsea.

Milan started the season with a convincing 3-1 win over Lazio Roma, and while they would have loved to have Torres available for the trip to Parma, Sunday's fixture shouldn't give the Rossoneri too much difficulty.

They will host defending champions Juventus next, however, so if Torres' recovery goes well, he could be in line to make his debut on the highest stage Serie A has to offer.

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