English midifelder Ruben Loftus-Cheek might just be on the sidelines for up to a year, as per reports currently emerging in the media.
Report from the Sun claims that Chelsea fears that the midfielder could be on the sidelines for a very long time after succumbing to an injury that damaged his Achilles tendon.
This is a big worry for the player and manager Maurizio Sarri, having only just been dealt with Callum Hudson-Odoi who also suffered the same fate as the Loftus-Cheek.
The 23-year-old’s injury seems quite similar to that of his teammate Hudson-Odoi, if it is that means the England international will be spending at least six months on the sidelines.
The Blues midfielder, who has battled to secure a place in Maurizio Sarri’s starting lineup this season, has only recently put an end to his common back problem which sees him miss a few games but rupturing his Achilles tendon will come as a Big blow to him having been ruled out of the Europa League final against Arsenal in Baku.
Last week reports were linking him with a move to several clubs with Arsenal included, Ruben Loftus-Cheek expressed his desire to remain at the Stamford Bridge claiming he is happy to play for the club.
The 23-year-old midfielder was interview by Sky Sports this month, he said: “This is the most I’ve played, so it’s looking good for me. There’s no reason why I should be thinking about leaving Chelsea.
“I’m feeling really good now – the best I’ve felt. I haven’t felt a twinge in my back for weeks now, so it’s looking really good.”