Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has not set a timeframe on Radamel Falcao’s return to action after admitting that the striker’s injury is “very serious,” Sky Sports reports.
Falcao joined the Blues on a season long loan deal from French giants Monaco, where he was hoping to fare better than he did in a similar spell with Manchester United last term, but he has not featured for the club since the end of October.
Hiddink has since replaced Jose Mourinho during that time, and now believes he will be without the Colombian international for a significant amount of time.
“There are still many months to go, so that’s too far,” he said. “We’re almost at the end of January, then February, normally six, seven, eight weeks with serious damage. It’s very serious.
“It’s a pity for him because he’s very eager to come back. That’s a bit of the problem — he was so eager the previous time and wanted to prove himself maybe a little bit too much to me, and then he fell into this injury again.
“If you’ve been one of the star players in Europe scoring many, many goals and then you have these [injury problems] at the age in which you want to perform in your career, it must be very hard for him.”
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