Loftus-Cheek out for up to a year – reports

Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be sidelined for as long as a year, according to reports.

The Sun say Chelsea fear the England midfielder suffered a ruptured Achilles during the friendly against New England Revolution and faces a long spell on the sidelines.

The injury is a massive blow for the player and for Chelsea – coming soon after Callum Hudson-Odoi suffered a ruptured Achilles.

If Loftus-Cheek has suffered the same injury, he faces at least six months out but it could be significantly longer if the damage is greater than in Hudson-Odoi’s case.

The timing could hardly be worse for Loftus-Cheek, who has struggled to establish himself as a regular first-team player at Chelsea – partly because he has been dogged by a persistent back problem – but has recently enjoyed a run in the side.

He has been discussing a new contract and has clearly been much happier at Stamford Bridge, having previously indicated that he might need to leave in order to get more game time.

Speaking at a press conference earlier 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.”

3 Comments on "Loftus-Cheek out for up to a year – reports"

  1. George Anagnos | 16/05/2019 at | Reply

    Sarri as always the useless Coach unable to evaluate the squad players and always preserving the dummy ones and the ones he brought with him against our talented academy players. Why he had to use Loftus when we still have the final? This just confirms how stupid and mentally stubborn is this failed Manager that will annihilate our team. Please get rid of him.

  2. the owner clearly stated that his first team stars would play in this idiotic match!

  3. can u guyz stop posting s**t,RLC being out for a year damn bloggers

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