Manchester City striker Ferran Torres is out with a foot injury sustained during the international match.
In fact, the 21-year-old injured himself in the Nations League semi-finals against Italy, conceding two goals in the first half, but was sent off shortly after the break because of the problem.
Torres kept fighting and started the final, playing 84 minutes after losing to France, after which he continued to complain of pain.
As first revealed by Marca and later confirmed by Simon Bajkovsky, Scans of the injured area revealed a small broken foot, and Torres will now have to spend an extended period of time on the sidelines while he recovers.
He is expected to be absent for at least six weeks, but he could well miss more if his rehabilitation doesn’t go according to plan.
The news is a blow to City, who is ready to forego Gabriel Jesus when meeting Burnley this weekend. The 24-year-old is on the road with the Brazilian national team, which will face Uruguay around 36 hours before the Premier League resumes.
For Torres, he would return after six weeks towards the end of November, with West Ham’s visit on Sunday 28th being a potential target.
Before that, City will face Brighton, Crystal Palace, Manchester United and Everton in the Premier League, while Torres will also miss two Champions League games with Club Brugge and may be out for the Paris Saint-Germain game on November 24th.
The striker will also be absent from the next international break, with Spain facing Greece and Sweden in mid-November.
Torres had spent many minutes as a central striker for City this season which means Pep Guardiola may need to keep getting creative to look for someone to take the lead for his side.
Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, and Kevin De Bruyne have all acted as unorthodox false nines for the past few weeks, and with Torres being out for so long, this trend is expected to continue.