Wesley Fofana injury update in what could be a major relief for Chelsea

Wesley Fofana injury update in what could be a major relief for Chelsea

Chelsea’s conditioning has greatly improved since the knee injury of Wesley Fofana turned out not to be as serious as first thought. The £70 million star will be out for four weeks after suffering an injury against AC Milan.

The news that Wesley Fofana’s injury is not as serious as initially thought and that the defender will probably just miss a month has encouraged Chelsea.

Centre-back Wesley Fofana was seen leaving Stamford Bridge after limping off the field during Chelsea’s Champions League victory over AC Milan on Wednesday.

During the first half of the Blues’ 3-0 rout of Italian champions AC Milan last week, the £75 million defender injured his knee.

He was finally replaced by fellow center-back Trevoh Chalobah, and when he was later seen leaving Stamford Bridge on crutches, the Chelsea supporters became extremely worried.

Even the newly appointed Blues manager, Graham Potter, expressed concern about Fofana’s issue, though he would not elaborate because the defender was still undergoing tests.

The former Brighton manager said: “We don’t know the extent yet. That’s the one frustrating thing about the evening,” following the victory over Milan.

“We must scan, so please be patient. I wouldn’t want to speculate right now, but we are worried, so we must wait till tomorrow to have it scanned and pray for the best.

These things do occur. He’s a young, strong man, and we’ll support and assist him.”

Fortunately for the Blues, Potter’s worry appears to have been allayed as Fofana, who already had an issue with his leg with former team Leicester, has escaped another major injury.

The 21-year-old was reportedly sent for a scan to assess the seriousness of his issue, and it was discovered that the damage was limited to a knee sprain, which will only keep him off for a few weeks.

Both the match against Wolves this coming weekend and the follow-up game against AC Milan will be missed by Fofana.

He might sit out matches in the Premier League against Aston Villa, Brentford, and Manchester United but come back afterward.

It is unclear if Fofana’s injury will jeopardize his chances of representing France at the 2018 World Cup in Qatar.

Although he has not yet played for the defending world champions, his performance since moving to England from Saint-Etienne seems to be putting him in line for senior international recognition.

Chelsea are currently in second place in Group E of the Champions League, one point behind RB Salzburg, and will continue Premier League play tomorrow, eight points behind league-leading Arsenal and having played one fewer game than the Gunners.

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