BARI - Fernando Torres and Gerard
Pique had to be substituted with injuries in the first half of
Spain's 2-1 friendly defeat against Italy on Wednesday.
Chelsea striker Torres left the pitch after only 14 minutes
suffering from a concussion and was replaced by Fernando
He was taken for further tests at a nearby hospital.
Barcelona 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 back.
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