Chelsea Midfielder Sets to miss World Cup
Just a few weeks before the kick-off of the world cup in Qatar, France and Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has now been ruled out of the competition after having an operation on a hamstring injury.
Kante, 31, suffered the injury during Chelsea's 2-2 home draw with Tottenham on 14 August.
In a statement, the club said that the procedure was a success but Kante is expected to be sidelined for four months.
It added that the decision to operate to repair the damage was "mutual".
"The midfielder visited a specialist with the club's medical department to explore the options for his rehabilitation approach," the statement said.
Blues boss Graham Potter said before his side played Aston Villa last weekend that Kante had faced a setback in his bid to regain fitness.
Kante, who won the World Cup with France in 2018, joins a growing list of Premier League players who have suffered serious injuries in the build-up to the showpiece tournament which starts in November.
Chelsea’s James breaks silence amid claims he could miss World Cup
Chelsea defender Reece James has broken his silence amid claims that he could miss the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar due to injury.James took to his Twitter account to let fans know that he is desperate to recover in time to make it to next month’s World Cup.The England international tweeted at the weekend: “The race against time is on... But we won’t give up.Reports had earlier emerged that James was expected to be sidelined for eight weeks with a knee problem.There...
MOHAMED SALLAH MIGHT MISS OUT OF WORLD CUP
Liverpool Striker Mohamed Sallah might have ended his wold cup dreams yesterday night after sustaining an injury on the field of play, during UEFA Champions league final in KIEV. The Egyptian Striker was fouled by Sergio Ramos in the 27th minutes of the first half. Sallah sustained a right shoulder injury and was substituted in the 30th minute by his coach. It was a sad moment for all Liverpool fans, Egyptians and Sallah fans around the world, as they couldn't...
World Cup: He’s most talented player, massive – Pochettino hails 19-year-old midfielder
Former Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has described Germany’s Jamal Musiala as one of the most talented players in the world.Musiala has really shown himself as one of the best players so far at the ongoing World Cup tournament in Qatar and has continued to impress for Germany.The youngster helped Germany keep their World Cup hopes alive on Sunday by securing a 1-1 draw with Spain.“For me, he [Musiala] is one of the most talented young...
Download Naijacrawl App today
Fastest way to read on the go
Download the Naijacrawl App.