Chelsea FC release official statement to confirm Ben Chilwell situation

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Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell has been out injured since the 4-0 win over Juventus back in November, and there were hopes that he’d return before the end of the season.

Chilwell was in superb run of form until he suffered a major setback against Juventus when he had to be subbed off.

Chelsea had hoped that the 25-year-old would not need to have surgery, but we brought reports earlier today that Ben Chilwell will miss the rest of the season and will undergo knee surgery in a bid to return to training in time ahead of the start of the 2021/22 campaign.

Chelsea Football Club has now released an official statement about Ben Chilwell.

The club released a statement thus: “After a knee injury in the match against Juventus the Chelsea medical department, in collaboration with their knee specialist, took the decision to attempt a conservative rehab approach.

“Unfortunately Ben was unable to progress and so collectively the decision has been taken to proceed this week with a surgical repair.”

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