This Tuesday, the chelsea updated the physical condition of defender Thiago Silva. After medical examinations, the defender had a ligament injury in his left knee. In the defeat against Tottenham, the player was replaced in the 19th minute of the first stage, after feeling discomfort at the site.
“The results of these assessments confirmed Thiago’s knee ligament damage and he will now work closely with the club’s medical department during his rehabilitation to return to action as soon as possible.”
An update on Thiago Silva. ⤵️
—Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 28, 2023
According to the English newspaper sky sports, the Brazilian could be out for six weeks. With that, he would miss the team in the second leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League. In the first leg, Graham Potter’s charges lost to Borussia Dortmund by 1-0, away from home, at Signal Iduna Park. The decisive duel takes place on the next 7th, at 5 pm (Brasília time), at Stamford Bridge.
One of Chelsea’s few bright spots currently, Thiago Silva had his contract renewed until the end of the 2023/24 season. At the moment, the club is in tenth place in the English Premier League, with 31 points, far from qualifying for the next Champions League. Thus, the title of Europe’s main club competition may be a way to save the team’s troubled moment.
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