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It doesn’t seem good for Chelsea academy product Ruben Loftus-Cheek who has had a difficult time with injury this season.
The 23-year-old limped out of Chelsea’s friendly with New England Revolution in Boston on Wednesday after suffering significant damage to his foot and leaving the Gillette Stadium on crutches and wearing a protective boot.
And now, there are fears that Loftus-Cheek’s ruptured Achilles could keep him out of action for up to a year.
Loftus-Cheek who has been a key player for Chelsea in recent games left the field on crutches and is now a doubt for the Europa League final against Arsenal on May 29.
Chelsea fear the attacking midfielder has suffered an Achilles injury, similar to the one which has ruled his teammate Callum Hudson-Odoi out until the start of next season, and he was seen leaving the Gillette Stadium in a protective boot, before boarding the flight back to London with the rest of Sarri’s squad.
According to The Sun, the best case scenario is six months out for Loftus-Cheek, while a year out of action is not out of the question.
Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso gave a worrying assessment of Loftus-Cheek’s injury after the game in the United States.
“They still don’t know but I think Ruben has a little bit of pain,” said the Spaniard.
“It doesn’t look very good to be honest. But fingers crossed he will be back as soon as possible. I think it’s his Achilles, he was on his own.”
It’s a pity that Loftus-Cheek got this injury in a friendly game and will now miss the Europa League final against Arsenal, after playing a key part for Chelsea in this competition.