The official website for European football

Chelsea suffer Cole injury scare

Published: Wednesday 21 May 2008, 0.59CET
Chelsea FC full-back Ashley Cole hurt his right ankle in training at the Luzhniki Stadium, casting in doubt his place in Avram Grant's lineup for Wednesday evening.

UEFA.com features

Upwardly-mobile Roma impress Xabi Alonso
  • Upwardly-mobile Roma impress Xabi Alonso
  • Benatia ready for quick return to Roma
  • Masterclass: Džeko's heading guide
  • Malmö, Welbeck, Totti: The best of matchday two
  • See Xavi's UEFA Champions League story
  • More away day blues in store?
  • Masterclass: Ibrahimović on beating opponents
  • Bulgaria buzzing as Ludogorets host Real Madrid
  • Durmaz thrilled by Malmö return with Olympiacos
  • Penalty shoot-outs: the long and the short of it
1 of 10
 
 
Published: Wednesday 21 May 2008, 0.59CET

Chelsea suffer Cole injury scare

Chelsea FC full-back Ashley Cole hurt his right ankle in training at the Luzhniki Stadium, casting in doubt his place in Avram Grant's lineup for Wednesday evening.

Chelsea FC manager Avram Grant received an unwanted headache on the eve of the UEFA Champions League final after left-back Ashley Cole hurt his right ankle in training at the Luzhniki Stadium.

Makelele tackle
Cole went to ground under the impact of a heavy tackle from team-mate Claude Makelele and stayed down, receiving lengthy treatment from Chelsea medical staff. After having his ankle heavily strapped, the England defender was able to jog around the pitch but his unhappy demeanour suggests his involvement in Wednesday's showdown with Manchester United FC may well be in doubt. In the 27-year-old Cole's absence, his likely replacement would be fellow England full-back Wayne Bridge.

Last updated: 21/05/08 1.51CET

Related information

Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=698487.html#chelsea+suffer+cole+injury+scare

  • © 1998-2014 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.