Chelsea are sweating on the results of the Ben Chilwell scan in the midst of fear of ACL injuries


Chelsea and England full-back Ben Chilwell could be ruled out for the rest of the season, with the club sweating over the results of a scan for possible anterior cruciate ligament injury in his knee.

Chilwell suffered a setback in the second half of the Blues’ 4-0 Champions League group game against Juventus on Tuesday night, after a harmless challenge from Adrien Rabiot.

Chiwell clearly had some pain / Marc Atkins / GettyImages

The 25-year-old had to get help from the pitch from Chelsea’s medical staff and was obviously unable to put any weight on his right leg.

The Telegraph now writes that Chilwell will undergo a scan on Wednesday to determine the extent of the injury, and if an ACL injury is confirmed, the defender will face six to nine months away – at least for the rest of the current season.

The English national team player is expected to undergo a second scan if Chelsea’s worst fears are confirmed, and at that time the forecast may change.

After overcoming a difficult summer where he did not play for England in the European Championship 2020, and a start to the season where Marcos Alonso initially made the left-back position his own, Chilwell has been powerfully impressive in recent weeks and made significant efforts at the back ends. of the plan.

He is Chelsea’s shared third best scorer with four so far this campaign, having scored in three straight Premier League games in October.

Speaking about the injury after the win over Juve, Chelsea’s head coach Thomas Tuchel said: “It worries me because he was in such a fantastic moment, as Reece [James] on the other side.

“They were in the best shape they could be, so strong and so full of confidence and with so much quality. Chilly has a sharp pain in his knee and he was in a lot of pain. Now he is feeling a little better so we will have an examination in tomorrow to be more precise. We hope for the best and that’s not bad news. “

N’Golo Kante was also forced out against Bianconeri, and he is now hesitant to face Manchester United on Sunday with his own knee problem.

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