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Michael Essien suffers injury at Chelsea training

Posted On Friday, 8th July 2011
 
 
Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has suffered a serious knee injury on his first day of training with Chelsea this season and could be ruled out for the rest of the season, GHANAsoccernet.com understands.

Essien looks to out to be out for the rest of season.

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien suffered a knee injury on Friday, the first day of full training with Chelsea this season, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm.

The English side have confirmed that the Black Stars powerhouse suffered the injury on his right knee while in pre-season training in Cobham, the club’s training ground.

A Chelsea statement said: “Michael Essien suffered an injury to his right knee during training this week.

“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.”

The tests will determine the extent of injury as Chelsea want to avoid specualtion over the seriousness on the injury.

He suffered the injury at the same place that ruled him out of last year’s World Cup in South Africa and most parts of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.

Essien has been troubled by knee injuries in the past and it has been suggested that the problems have decreased his impact as a player.

The 28-year-old was unavailable for a large chunk of the 2008/09 season due to cruciate knee ligament damage.

Essien then suffered a medial ligament injury at the African Nations Cup last year and missed the 2010 World Cup as a consequence.

GHANAsoccernet.com’s prayers are with Michael and we pray the inury is not serious to ensure a speedy recovery.

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. abogwe says:

    The consequences of old age. You 40 but you say you 28

  2. Mikki says:

    Omg! What at all is happenin 2 ma man. Seems 2 be unatural nd spiritual. I hav seen many older players in their mid-30′s (van Nistelrooy)play even as strikers nd were alwaez @ d mercy of defenders but did not suffer dis much. If it is spiritual,i pray God guide nd protect him.AMEN

  3. crespo says:

    I wish it is not that serious, Essien get well soon.

  4. Rattus says:

    Well Chelsea’s medical staff are still checking. I pray it’s not so bad.

  5. maxob4 says:

    This is getting too much.I in particularbelieve the injuries is one big reason why Chelsea might want to let him off.Am beginning to believe in the superstitions going on. Man is time you got serious with GOD cos is becoming unbecoming.

  6. Mr.N says:

    I wish him well he would come through it. Stay focus.

  7. pacific says:

    @ abogwe or whatever..masa injuries have got nothing to do with age..do u want to tell us that van persie and owen hargreaves are also 40 yrs..??

  8. Baggio says:

    Oh my My God, What is this, okotori; the devil is a liar, Essien Will come back soon irrespective that injury could be, in the name of Almighty JESUS, he will be back very soon, My man i wish u speedy recovery.

  9. critical says:

    i wish chelsea go out for another defensive midfeilder

  10. samson says:

    Thank GOD he is injured this time not with ghana but with his useless team after the injury tell him to tell chealsea he needs a break b4 he returns to full action nonses he should suffer

  11. nature says:

    ahhba ghanaweb, who told you he could be ruled out for the rest of the season, chelsea have not said that yet so why now..In God we trust,he will be back soon.

  12. Kenneth Owusu Sabato says:

    Pls u must leave chelsea

  13. Lipo says:

    We need you so much, Michael.

    GET WELL SOON, ESSIEN !!! Play for Ghana !

  14. Unknown says:

    Here we go again. Some footballers have very bad luck when it comes to injuries, hope he gets well soon!

  15. Maxwell Johnson says:

    Wow i thought he only gets injured when he is playing for GH,well i wish him a speedy recover anyway.

  16. Maxwell Johnson says:

    Wow i thought he only gets injured when he is playing for GH alone,well i wish him a speedy recovery anyway.

  17. ziggy says:

    i wish him speedy recovery but iam relieved he got injured while playing for chelsea and not ghana!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. jimmy says:

    lets jux hope is not as serious as the ones he’s encountered earlier on in his carrier…we are still praying for him and hopefully he’s gonna bounce back better than he was last season

  19. Nana says:

    Stop this silly comment about Essien and let’s support him in our prayers.It’s better to see him in shape other than being injured every season.God protect you at all times Essien.

  20. Bob Cedis says:

    The Bison It is time to Come Home And Look Into Things Or Go To a Man of God For Massive Crusade Because The Devil Want to Bring you Down And you Don’t Have to Sit for that to Happen Stand UP And Rule your Destiny Man

  21. sammy says:

    This is what happens when a women whom u have hurt curse you!!

  22. ashawo says:

    LOL ESSIEN IS SO injury OK THAT MEANS HE WILL LOSE MONEY AT CHELSEA LOL

  23. sammy says:

    get well soon.we love you!!!!!!!))

  24. ashawo says:

    The English side have confirmed that the Black Stars powerhouse suffered the injury on his right knee while in pre-season training in Cobham, the club’s training ground.

    A Chelsea statement said: “Michael Essien suffered an injury to his right knee during training this week.

    “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.”

    The tests will determine the extent of injury as Chelsea want to avoid specualtion over the seriousness on the injury.

    He suffered the injury at the same place that ruled him out of last year’s World Cup in South Africa and most parts of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.

    Essien has been troubled by knee injuries in the past and it has been suggested that the problems have decreased his impact as a player.

    The 28-year-old was unavailable for a large chunk of the 2008/09 season due to cruciate knee ligament damage.

  25. ashawo says:

    full results of those tests we will not be commenting further.”

    The tests will determine the extent of injury as Chelsea want to avoid specualtion over the seriousness on the injury.

    He suffered the injury at the same place that ruled him out of last year’s World Cup in South Africa and most parts of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.

    Essien has been troubled by knee injuries in the past and it has been suggested that the problems have decreased his impact as a player.

    The 28-year-old was unavailable for a large chunk of the 2008/09 season due to cruciate knee ligament damage.

    Essien then suffered a medial ligament injury at the African Nations Cup last year and missed the 2010 World Cup as a consequence.

    GHANAsoccernet.com’s prayers are with Michael and we pray the inury is not serious to ensure a speedy recovery.

    You can also send your messages of support in

  26. ashawo says:

    Ghana midfielder Michael Essien suffered a knee injury on Friday, the first day of full training with Chelsea this season, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm.

    The English side have confirmed that the Black Stars powerhouse suffered the injury on his right knee while in pre-season training in Cobham, the club’s training ground.

    A Chelsea statement said: “Michael Essien suffered an injury to his right knee during training this week.

    “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.”

    The tests will determine the extent of injury as Chelsea want to avoid specualtion over the seriousness on the injury.

    He suffered the injury at the same place that

  27. appiah jeffery says:

    Essien is my man and i know that by God grace he is gonna be alright. He is the only person who can rescue chelsea out of these mess,wishing u a speedy recovery.





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