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Wesley Fofana’s Chelsea injury return date revealed after Brentford setback



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After undergoing scans on a knee injury, Wesley Fofana’s return date to the Chelsea side has been revealed.

The 22-year-old has been sidelined since October after sustaining a knee injury during their Champions League win against AC Milan.

Fofana’s return was hoped to be against AFC Bournemouth on Tuesday after head coach Graham Potter issued a positive and hopeful update while the Blues were out in Abu Dhabi earlier this month for a week-long warm weather training camp.

But after playing in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Tuesday at Cobham against Brentford, which Chelsea won 5-1, Fofana came off with a knee injury – a recurrence of the problem he sustained in October.

He underwent scans, as reported by Sky Sports, and those scans came back revealing there was ‘no significant injury’, per the Daily Mail, which is somewhat of a boost to Chelsea.

It’s reported that Fofana will miss the Bournemouth game and is likely to return in three to four weeks.

Fofana admitted it was “nothing bad” following the news of his injury, writing on Instagram: “Nothing bad champion in not even one month we’re back to break everything.”

Chelsea will be pleased it isn’t a long-term problems as they eye several injury returns over the next couple of weeks. Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Carney Chukwuemeka are stepping up their recoveries, while Kepa Arrizabalaga and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have also been struggling with injuries of late.

Armando Broja, though, is out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament. He had successful surgery on Wednesday which will see him now begin his road to recovery.

He said: “Pleased to say I underwent a successful operation.

“Time to rest up before starting my road to recovery.

“Thank you once again to everyone who has sent messages of support.”

Fofana is now set to miss Chelsea’s games against Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest, Manchester City and Fulham at least.