England international Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be on the sidelines for a lengthy period of time following his latest scans that confirmed his Achilles tendon has been ruptured during Chelsea’s 3-0 win against New England Revolution on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old attacker was subbed in to the match right after the half-time break but could only play for 24 minute as he was seen to have twisted his foot in the 69th minute of the match.
The England international was unable to leave the pitch till a protective boot was provided for his left foot, which is a cause for concern for Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri ahead of his Europa League final against direct rival Arsenal on 29th of May.
The scans he received after the match confirmed that Loftus-Cheek’s Achilles tendon has been ruptured prompting him to quickly go for a surgery to stabilize the crucial injury.
Even after the surgery, the 23-year-old midfielder’s time on the sidelines is still unknown and he has been ruled out of the Europa League final against the Gunners to be held in Baku on Wednesday.
The Blues manager Sarri had formerly shown his worries over their trip to Boston for the friendly match ahead of the European final as he wants his players to get all the rest they can manage after their long season before departing for Baku.
The Blues trio Ruben Loftus-Cheek, N’Golo Kante and Callum Hudson-Odoi will all be missing the Europa League final against Arsenal in Baku on May 29.
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Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United will reportedly lock horns in the race to sign Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez this summer transfer window, with the Spanish club willing to listen to offers this summer.
The Columbia international has been with Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich on loan from Spanish capital since the summer of 2017 and he is due for a return to the capital on June 15.
Report has it that the Los Blancos managaer Zinedine Zidane has not believe in the skills of the Coumbian attacker and will be willing to let him depart from the club for a cut price said to be £36 million.