Kurt Zouma met with a grievous damage in the last game, against Manchester united at Stamford Bridge which saw him taken off halfway to the game. The game was a 1-1 draw, which was a positive result for the London club, who are marching unbeaten under their interim manager Guus Hiddink, but are now facing a setback as it is confirmed that a prolonged period in sideline awaits the injured defender.
The club itself confirmed that Kurt Zouma will be out-of-action for at least six months, which rules out his possible return before the end of the season. Apart from that he will be unavailable for the UEFA Euro Cup as well.
The 21-year-old defender injured his anterior crucial ligament last Sunday, after an awkward fall early in the second half of the game, and is expected to undergo a surgery in the next two days.
“Kurt will undergo surgery in the next 48 hours and is expected to be out for approximately six months.” The club revealed through its official website.
Chelsea endured a torrid first half of the campaign which saw the sacking of the “Special One”, Jose Mourinho who was replaced by Guus Hiddink. However, the West London club has found new life under the manager, who is on a second stint at the club.
The club has not lost a Premier League game after Guus Hiddink has taken over, and Kurt Zouma had been enjoying an equally impressive season with 23 Premier League appearances already under his belt. However, the injury, which rule him out-of-action for a long period has shadowed the recent positives of the club.
The player also tweeted to share his words, about his injury and gratitude to all those who are wishing him the best.
Scan today has shown I injured my ACL. I will have surgery this week & will come back stronger. Thank you everyone for all the messages