Chelsea reassured as the details of Fofana’s injury emerge

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Chelsea defender Wesley Fofana left Stamford Bridge on crutches after the match against AC Milan

It was a night of mixed emotions for Wesley Fofana in the match against AC Milan at Stamford. While there was jubilation at the first goal scored for Chelsea, there was also indignation about yet another injury picked up by the Frenchman. Fofana limped off the pitch in the first half after he picked up a knee injury after scoring his first goal for the club. Fofana’s goal gave Chelsea the lead 24 minutes into the match. However, less than 15 minutes after the match, he limped off the pitch. The 21-year-old defender left Stamford Bridge on crutches evoking a scare about his availability.

However, Graham Potter put the fears to rest with an update in the post-match. He assured the Chelsea fans that the injury was “not serious” and that Fofana will be back in a “few weeks”. Potter said:

Wesley’s knee, not as bad as we thought. After the game, we were concerned. It will be a few weeks, I think. Consider it better than it could be but he’s out for a few weeks

When asked about if he could participate in the World Cup, the Chelsea manager added:

“Yeah, that is a possibility. It depends on how his rehab goes. I wouldn’t want to put too much of a timescale on it, but there’s a possibility of that, yes.”

Chelsea academy graduate Trevoh Chalobah has taken over as the right center-back during the injury to Fofana. Chalobah has looked solid defensively in the last two matches. However, the match against AC Milan will be the true test of his ability under fire. The youngster enjoyed a brilliant start to his Chelsea life under Thomas Tuchel. However, he has been subdued so far and has played second fiddle to Wesley Fofana. The injury to Fofana seems like a good opportunity to cement his place in the starting eleven.

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