Chelsea suffer huge injury blow with Carney Chukwuemeka out for six weeks after promising start to season


CHELSEA star Carney Chukwuemeka is set for a six-week spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury against West Ham.

The youngster scored at London Stadium before being forced off in the first half.

EPACarney Chukwuemeka was carried off after suffering a knee injury[/caption]

EPAHe scored Chelsea’s equaliser against West Ham in the 3-1 loss[/caption]

Chukwuemeka received treatment on the pitch following a tackle he made on Hammers defender Emerson.

But he unable to continue and had to be carried off the pitch by Chelsea’s physios.

The midfielder has since undergone surgery on his left knee and will spend six weeks on the treatment table in recovery.

It is a blow for the Blues as the 19-year-old had made a positive start to the campaign after starting both Premier League games under Mauricio Pochettino.

Following the match, which Chelsea lost 3-1, Chukwuemeka spoke about his injury.

He said: “From joy to pain within minutes.”

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