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Blues lose Bosingwa for three months

Published: Wednesday 11 November 2009, 22.29CET
Chelsea FC defender José Bosingwa will spend approximately three months on the sidelines after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, although there was better news for Ashley Cole.
Blues lose Bosingwa for three months
José Bosingwa is out until 2010 ©Getty Images

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Published: Wednesday 11 November 2009, 22.29CET

Blues lose Bosingwa for three months

Chelsea FC defender José Bosingwa will spend approximately three months on the sidelines after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, although there was better news for Ashley Cole.

Chelsea FC defender José Bosingwa will spend approximately three months on the sidelines after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

Original diagnosis
The 27-year-old Portuguese international suffered the injury in a 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa FC on 17 October. Although it was initially thought it was only a minor knock – "It's not a big problem," said manager Carlo Ancelotti at the time – Bosingwa will not return until the new year.

Good news
One player not going under the knife, however, is Ashley Cole after the club confirmed that the England left-back does not require surgery to overcome a shin injury originally picked up against Club Atlético de Madrid on Matchday 3. Cole, 28, subsequently missed three matches before returning for the Matchday 4 draw in Spain which earned the Blues a place in the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League with two Group D fixtures to play.

 

Last updated: 12/11/09 17.16CET

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