Torres, Pique suffer injury scares for Spain
Fernando Torres and Gerard Pique had to be substituted with injuries in the first half of Spain's...
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Fernando Torres and Gerard Pique had to be substituted with injuries in the
first half of Spain's 2-1
friendly defeat against Italy
striker Torres left the pitch after only 14 minutes suffering from a concussion
and was replaced by Fernando Llorente.
He was taken for further tests at a nearby
defender Pique limped off near the end of the first period clutching the back
of his thigh but team doctors said it had been a precautionary measure.
Pique has four days to recover in time for
the Spanish Super Cup first leg against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Sunday.
Athletic Bilbao defender Andoni Iraola also had to
leave the pitch with a thigh problem.
With a lack of defensive alternatives on the
bench, Vicente del Bosque's side had lost Sergio Ramos and Nacho Monreal to
injuries in the build up, Spain
finished with midfielders Sergio Busquets and Javi Martinez covering at the