England international Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be on the sidelines for a lenghty 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.