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Chelsea's French defender Kurt Zouma

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma suffers Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma is expected to be out of action for approximately six months after suffering a horrific knee injury in the Blues’ draw with Manchester United yesterday.  The France defender was in agony as he landed awkwardly from a challenge midway through the second half of the clash at Stamford Bridge.  The 21-year-old has found his feet again under Guus Hiddink but he’s now expected to miss Euro 2016 following injury to his anterior cruciate ligament.  The defender took to Twitter today to confirm that he requires surgery on his ACL and the recovery time from such injuries spans from between six to nine months.

Metro 16.2.2016

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  1. News editor

    Anterior Cruciate Ligament rupture is a common injury in modern sport. Commonly it results from a sudden twist, landing from a jump, an awkward tackle or contact which twists the knee. Usually this is associated with acute pain, swelling and knee instability. Players are unable to continue and may be stretchered from the pitch. However in some amateur players, the injury may settle after a few weeks of pain and swelling. Subsequent repeated swelling, giving way or instability may result in medical care being sought from a physiotherapist or a specialist knee surgeon.

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