Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante could be out for up to three weeks with an adductor injury, according to reports in the French media.
The 28-year-old was substituted 12 minutes into the 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on Monday night with manager Frank Lampard confirming after the game that the prognosis did not look good for the Frenchman.
Supporters on Twitter are frustrated with Kante’s latest injury setback:
Soon we wont actually have a squad
— TRUE BLUE ⚽️ (@TrueChels) 17 February 2020
— ChelseaDaddy (@CFCDaddy) 19 February 2020
For Christ sake …we have Bayern next week
— LOFTUSball (@maxisarp1) 17 February 2020
So our best player is now injured.
Get well @nglkante 💙🙏🏽
— Yousaf (@Yousaf_S_1987) 17 February 2020
Ngl sell him if we get anything more than 80m in the summer , becoming too much of a liability now, 29 and is poor offensively
— C (@Whitelraqi) 17 February 2020
Time to get rid
— Johnny (@joohnnnnyyyy_) 17 February 2020
an uphill task now
— L£G£ND (@HeartofStJohn1) 17 February 2020
I need my maestro for #ucl game next week
— Iyiakaimo Kingsley (@chima_de_king) 17 February 2020
— Ash Mills (@AshMills92) 17 February 2020
— PrinceTammy (@PrinceTammy9) 17 February 2020
Man, Kante out during our most crucial part of the season. This season has been so bad for him. I'm beginning to think
— KanteNation (@sethaadusei) 19 February 2020
Kante has certainly had his fair share of injuries this campaign. He started the season sidelined with a knee problem, before picking up ankle and hamstring injuries in the opening few months of the campaign.
This latest issue will mean that he will miss crucial games against Tottenham on Saturday, as well as the Champions League last 16 clash against Bayern Munich next week.
Depending on how accurate the reports are about the extent of his injury, Kante could also miss the FA Cup tie versus Liverpool as well as the home game against Everton.