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Petit faces prolonged absence

Published: Wednesday 29 October 2003, 13.23CET
Chelsea FC's Emmanuel Petit will undergo an arthroscopy on his troubled knee, extending his spell on the sidelines.
Published: Wednesday 29 October 2003, 13.23CET

Petit faces prolonged absence

Chelsea FC's Emmanuel Petit will undergo an arthroscopy on his troubled knee, extending his spell on the sidelines.

Chelsea FC midfield player Emmanuel Petit will undergo an arthroscopy this week on his troubled knee.

Swelling around knee
Petit has not played since the home league win against Aston Villa FC on 27 September because of swelling around the knee. He returned to training recently only for the problem to flare up again.

'About six weeks'
The exploratory surgery will reveal the extent of the problem but Petit himself expects to be absent for over a month, meaning he could miss the remainder of the UEFA Champions League group stage. "I'll need about six weeks before I can return to playing," he told French newspaper L'Equipe.

Last updated: 29/10/03 18.57CET

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