The official website for European football

Kalou and Benayoun sidelined for three weeks

Published: Friday 24 September 2010, 17.57CET
Salomon Kalou and Yossi Benayoun have been ruled out for three weeks and will miss the visit of Olympique de Marseille on Tuesday, though there is better news concerning Gaël Kakuta.
Kalou and Benayoun sidelined for three weeks
Salomon Kalou was carried off against Newcastle on Wednesday ©Getty Images
 

UEFA.com features

What Jorge Jesus will offer Sporting
  • What Jorge Jesus will offer Sporting
  • Inter rebuild continues with Miranda signing
  • The greatest teams of all time: Bayern 1973–76
  • Departing Xavi talks Barça, Messi and Iniesta
  • Pick of the UEFA Champions League season
  • Xavi Hernández on Barcelona team-mates
  • Morata can equal Desailly, Sousa and Eto'o
  • Tévez: Juventus can rely on old guard
  • Exclusive: Buffon on Juventus team-mates
  • Barcelona's Lionel Messi speaks to UEFA.com
1 of 10
 
Published: Friday 24 September 2010, 17.57CET

Kalou and Benayoun sidelined for three weeks

Salomon Kalou and Yossi Benayoun have been ruled out for three weeks and will miss the visit of Olympique de Marseille on Tuesday, though there is better news concerning Gaël Kakuta.

Chelsea FC have confirmed they will be without Salomon Kalou and Yossi Benayoun for three weeks due to injuries sustained in the Londoners' League Cup defeat by Newcastle United FC on Wednesday.

Kalou, who came on at half-time of the 4-3 home loss, lasted just 11 minutes before pulling up with a thigh injury, while Benayoun went off after hurting his calf 28 minutes from time, with manager Carlo Ancelotti having already made his three substitutions. "They had a check-up yesterday and I think they will be able to come back after the international break, maybe three weeks," said Ancelotti.

There was, however, better news after it emerged that forward Gaël Kakuta suffered no significant damage from the tackle that forced his withdrawal at the break with a leg injury. Chelsea face Olympique de Marseille in UEFA Champions League Group F at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

 

Last updated: 24/09/10 19.54CET

Related information

Player profiles
Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=1535940.html#kalou+benayoun+sidelined+three+weeks

  • © 1998-2015 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.