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Chelsea hit by injuries to Cole and Cahill

Published: Tuesday 2 April 2013, 11.13CET
Chelsea FC may be without defenders Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill for both legs of the quarter-final against FC Rubin Kazan after Rafael Benítez said the pair were out for 15 days.
Chelsea hit by injuries to Cole and Cahill
Chelsea defender Ashley Cole ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 2 April 2013, 11.13CET

Chelsea hit by injuries to Cole and Cahill

Chelsea FC may be without defenders Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill for both legs of the quarter-final against FC Rubin Kazan after Rafael Benítez said the pair were out for 15 days.

Ashley Cole is expected to miss both legs of Chelsea FC's UEFA Europa League quarter-final tie after joining Gary Cahill on the sidelines.

England left-back Cole suffered a hamstring problem midway through the first half of Monday's FA Cup last-eight victory over Manchester United FC. Chelsea manager Rafael Benítez confirmed the 32-year-old faces a two-week absence, a similar prognosis to centre-back Cahill's as he struggles with a knee complaint. That would rule the pair out of Chelsea's home first leg against FC Rubin Kazan on Thursday and next week's return trip to Russia.

Last updated: 02/04/13 19.32CET

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