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Chelsea Injury Blow: Didier Drogba Could Be Ruled Out For Six Months

Returning hero could be out until February.

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Chelsea could be without star striker Didier Drogba for the next six months after it emerged that the ankle injury he sustained against Hungarian side Ferencvaros could be worse than first feared, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.

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The striker injured his ankle after landing awkwardly from a jump, and was forced off with a limp toward the end of the first half of the clash with the Hungarian giants.

It was first thought that the 36-year-old would only miss this weekend’s Premier League opener against Burnley, but reports close to the club have suggested that the prognosis could be more like four to six months.

Drogba returned to Stamford Bridge this summer after spending time with both Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray, and penned a deal with the Blues for the upcoming season.

The news will come as a blow to Jose Mourinho, who has undertaken a massive rebuilding project at the club this summer, replacing the likes of Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba and replacing them with Drogba and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa.

As of yet the news has not been confirmed nor denied by the club, but should it be true it may force Mourinho to make a return to the transfer market.

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