Chelsea Football Club are awaiting news on the severity of midfielder Michael Essien’s latest knee injury in the coming days, it has been announced.
The Ghana midfielder, who missed much of the 2008/2009 campaign due to an interior cruciate ligament problem, sustained the knee injury during pre-season training this week.
The 28-year is being assesed by medical staff at the club since sustaining the injury and both player and club will be hoping that he will recieve the all clear prior to the start of the new premiership campaign.
“Michael Essien suffered an injury to his right knee during training this week,” read a statement on Chelsea’s official website, www.chelseafc.com.
“He will undergo tests over the next few days to determine the extent of that injury. Until we have the full results of those tests we will not be commenting further.”
In other related news, Chelsea have announced the appointment of former assistant first-team coach Michael Emenalo as their new technical director.
The 45-year-old who will oversee a scouting network and youth development programmes, is also expected to assist new manager Andre Villas-Boas with an input into any transfers.
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