Wesley Fofana has suffered a new injury and he had to be taken off during Chelsea’s friendly win against Brentford, ahead of the resumption of the Premier League. It is reported that the former Leicester defender picked up a knee injury in the match that was played behind closed doors.
The match which took place on Tuesday was seen as an opportunity for the likes of Fofana and Reece James to continue their recovery, having not featured for the Blues since suffering a knee injury against AC Milan in October. Chelsea were 5-1 winners, with Kai Havertz netting a hat-trick.
However, the injury suffered by Fofana comes as a dampener to the win, and a fresh setback before the return to action. Although the severity of the issue is yet to be ascertained, there is serious cause for concern within the Blues camp.
The defender flew to Dubai in November to fast-track his rehabilitation after which he also joined Chelsea’s squad in Abu Dhabi, though he did not feature in Chelsea’s friendly against Aston Villa. Fofana would have been hoping to return to action and he was in line to play a part against Bournemouth in Chelsea’s first game of the league’s restart.
Before his recent ailment, he was quoted as saying: “Bournemouth is a very important game as it is the season’s restart, it’s important for the club. In the second half of the season, the team is prepared to exert more effort. I feel fantastic and am prepared to take action.
Wesley Fofana suffered yet another injury in a behind-the-scenes match versus Brentford, according to an Instagram post from the official Chelsea account. His injury’s extent is still unknown. Wesley, have courage. We support you through this new, incredibly challenging journey.