Chelsea confirm surgery for Nigerian midfielder after knee injury

Posted : 22 August 2023
Chelsea's official website has reported that Super Eagles-eligible midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka sustained an injury in Chelsea's recent match against West Ham, resulting in a knee injury that required surgery. 

The 19-year-old will undergo rehabilitation under the club's medical department at Cobham. 

His injury adds to the list of players like Christopher Nkunku, Armando Broja, Reece James, Benoit Badiashile, and Wesley Fofana currently on the treatment table, which is a setback for manager Mauricio Pochettino, who is now without a number 10 player in his squad. 

Despite a challenging start to his tenure as the Blues' manager with no wins in the first two Premier League games, Pochettino aims for a positive outcome in the upcoming match against Luton Town at Stamford Bridge on Friday.


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