Chelsea are concerned that Ben Chilwell, who has an ACL injury, will miss the rest of the season.
After being substituted off against Juventus on Tuesday evening with a suspected ACL injury that could end his season, Ben Chilwell is awaiting the results of a knee scan.
Chelsea are concerned about star defender Ben Chilwell’s fitness after the flying full-back suffered an ACL injury in the 4-0 Champions League victory over Juventus.
With 19 minutes remaining in the game against the Old Lady, the England international was replaced and required assistance from club physios to limp to the sideline.
Thomas Tuchel would be devastated if Chilwell sustained a long-term injury, as the 24-year-old is an important part of his preferred 3-4-3 formation.
The full-back has started the last six Premier League games, scoring three goals while conceding just two.
However, according to The Sun, Chilwell could miss the rest of the season.
According to the report, the damage to his knee could have ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament, putting him on the sidelines for a long time.
Scans have been taken to determine the extent of the problem, but Chelsea may choose to have another set once the swelling has subsided.
Only then will the medical team be able to provide a complete diagnosis and begin treatment.
Chilwell could be out for at least six months if his ACL has ruptured.
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The injury will be a setback not only for Thomas Tuchel, but also for England manager Gareth Southgate.
Chilwell received high praise for his performance against Albania, where he played the entire 90 minutes as the Three Lions defeated their Group I opponents by a score of 5-0.
With a torn ACL, he’ll have to race against the clock to make the World Cup squad in Qatar next November.