Alvaro Morata to be out for six weeks due to hamstring injury

Alvaro Morata to be out for six weeks due to hamstring injury

La Roja now lead Group G by three points ahead of Italy.

The Spain worldwide limped off during Chelsea's 1-0 defeat against Manchester City on Saturday evening.

Spain conducted their own tests on the 24-year-old on Sunday at the Sanitas University hospital of La Moraleja in Madrid, where a scan apparently revealed the myofascial injury.

He has already developed into a key man for Antonio Conte's Blues, with his presence made even more crucial by the club's recent sale of Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid.

"It's a muscular problem".

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"I don't think it's a serious problem because he stopped". He said to me, 'Coach, I prefer to stop myself otherwise I risk a bad injury'.

It was initially thought that Morata would be able to return to action after the global break, but the Spanish Football Federation have confirmed that the 24-year-old suffered a grade two hamstring tear that will likely keep him out for all of October plus two weeks into November.

Morata was examined at a Madrid hospital after reporting for global duty, and an MRI...

Spanish doctors have failed to set a timeframe on the recovery but reports are suggesting that Morata could recover in time for the Blues' trip to Crystal Palace on 14 October.

The forward was called up by the Spanish national team but has since been replaced in the squad after picking up an injury.