In his press conference on Friday ahead of their Premier League clash with Everton, Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, has not only confirmed that Thibaut Courtois has suffered a knee injury, but has revealed just how serious the problem is.
According to Mourinho, Courtois requires surgery on his right knee, and will be out for an indefinite period, worryingly described by the Portuguese boss as ‘quite a long time’.
Jose: ‘Thibaut Courtois was injured in training, he needs surgery on his right knee and he will be out for quite a long time.’ #CFC
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 11, 2015
BBC Sport report that the Belgium goalkeeper damaged his medial ligaments during training on Wednesday.
Having received a red card in Chelsea’s opening game of the campaign against Swansea City, it has been a miserable start for the 23-year-old.
Asmir Begovic will therefore be first-choice in between the posts for the foreseeable future, with third-choice keeper Jamal Blackman set to be his backup on the substitutes bench.
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