Manchester City (10/11 – Premier League Outright) have confirmed that Ferran Torres is set to be sidelined for around six weeks after fracturing his foot on international duty with Spain.

Torres was a key figure for City at the beginning of the campaign, starting their opening five games across all competitions, scoring twice in the process.

He was left on the bench and failed to make an appearance against Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool prior to the international break, but was firmly in the plans for Spain boss Luis Enrique.

The forward started and scored twice as Spain defeated Italy 2-1 in the semi-finals of the Nations League but he came off after 48 minutes with a foot injury.

Despite picking up that issue, Torres was deemed to be fit and he started in the final as they lost 2-1 to France in Milan.

The 21-year-old left the field in the final 10 minutes and City have confirmed he sustained a fracture in his right foot.

Manchester City said in a statement: “Ferran Torres has suffered an injury to his right foot whilst on international duty.

“The City forward, who scored twice in Spain’s UEFA Nations League semi-final victory over Italy and also started the showpiece final against France, has picked up a small fracture.

“He has since returned to Manchester for tests and will continue to be monitored.”

It’s expected that he could be out for up to six weeks and will be unavailable for some key games as City look to build on a strong start to the campaign.

City, who host Burnley on Saturday (Man City 1/8, Draw 9/1, Burnley 28/1 – Match Betting), head to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on November 6 and they also welcome Paris Saint-Germain to the Etihad in the Champions League later in the month.

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