Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has suffered a knee injury that will sideline him for three weeks, the English Premier League club have announced on their website.
The 29-year-old Spain forward underwent a scan at Chelsea's Cobham training base after limping out just 11 minutes into Tuesday's UEFA Champions League 4-0 group victory away to Romania's Steaua Bucharest.
"Chelsea Football Club can confirm Fernando Torres suffered a medial collateral ligament injury to his left knee in the Champions League group game at Steaua Bucharest on Tuesday evening," the statement said. "The 29-year-old will be out for approximately three weeks."
Torres, already due to miss Sunday's Premier League match at Norwich after collecting two yellow cards in a 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur, has been ruled out of Spain's forthcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Georgia.