Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek 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.
The 23-year-old has been a key player for Chelsea in recent games left the field on crutches and has been ruled out of the Europa League final against Arsenal on May 29.
Chelsea Football Club on Friday released a further statement revealing that Loftus-Cheek has undergone successful Achilles tendon injury.
It reads: “Ruben successfully underwent surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon last night. He will miss the UEFA Europa League Final and England’s campaign at the Nations League finals and will spend the summer undergoing rehabilitation in order to resume full training as soon as possible.”
Chelsea FC also confirmed via its official website that Loftus-Cheek will miss the rest of the season as the Blues website report: “Unfortunately it brings a season of progress for Loftus-Cheek to a premature conclusion.
“The midfielder, who featured for England at last summer’s World Cup, has played 40 times for Chelsea in 2018/19.”
Loftus-Cheek has admitted that he is struggling to describe his emotions but promised to come back fit and firing.
“Difficult to describe how I’m feeling right now, more confusion than sadness,” Loftus-Cheek wrote on Twitter.
“My surgery went very well so I’m off to a good start! I’ll be watching from the sidelines for a little while now so I wish the boys all the luck in the Europa League final and of course the Nations League Finals.
“Coming back strong from an injury is something I’ve had to do all my life and I’ll do it again.”