Chelsea Defender Thiago Silva Out For 6 Weeks
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By Amaechi Agbo
Chelsea’s woeful performance in the Premier League may be far from over as their reliable defender and deputy captain, Thiago Silva has been ruled out of action for up to six weeks with injury
Silva suffered knee ligament damage during Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at rivals Tottenham.
The 38-year-old Brazil captain had a scan on Monday and the club have not said how long he is likely to be out.
“Having sustained a knee injury during the first half of Sunday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur, Thiago underwent further assessment and a scan on his return to the training centre on Monday.
“Scan results from those assessments have confirmed damage to Thiago’s knee ligaments and he will now work closely with the club’s medical department during his rehabilitation to return to action as soon as possible,” Chelsea said in statement
It is however beloved that the defender would be out for 5 to 6 weeks
Silva will miss next week’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Dortmund, which Chelsea trail 1-0.
The Champions League is the Blues’ last chance of silverware this season.
He will also be absent as Graham Potter’s struggling side look to improve their dismal league form, including Saturday’s home Premier League game against Leeds United
Chelsea are 14 points from the top four and have only won twice in their past 15 games in all competitions.
Silva signed a one-year contract extension this month, which will keep him at Chelsea until summer 2024.