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.

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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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