Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has reacted to Wesley’s Fofona recent injury the French defender sustained during their training session.
Chelsea confirmed that Wesley will tear his ligament and has undergone anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery.
“Chelsea Football Club has today released the following statement about Wesley Fofana…
Defender Wesley Fofana has undergone anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery.
The 22-year-old did not travel to America for the club’s pre-season tour due to specialist medical assessments, which unfortunately confirmed that an operation would be required.
Wesley will now begin his recovery and work with the club’s medical department at Cobham during his rehabilitation phase.”
Wesley, since joining Chelsea from Leicester, has undergone three major surgeries – an outcome that could threaten his career at a young age.
The 22-year-old didn’t travel to America with Chelsea for their pre-season tour due to specialist medical assessments, which unfortunately confirmed that an operation was required.
Pochettino reacting to the poor development said:
‘It’s really sad, really bad news. We feel all so sad. All we can do is help him,’ Pochettino said at his pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s friendly against Wrexham in Chapel Hill.
‘We know it’s a tough injury but we hope he can be as soon as possible with the team.
‘We need to keep going. The competition is there, in one month we start, it doesn’t wait for anyone and we need to be ready to compete.’