Wesley Fofana injury update: Chelsea defender to undergo ACL surgery

Wesley Fofana’s involvement at the start of the new season was recently reported to be questionable due to a knee injury.

Fofana, according to news reports, has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament. The Chelsea player will need surgery since his anterior cruciate ligament has been torn.

The 22-year-old defender was injured in his knee and was unable to go with the rest of his team on their preseason tour of the United States. He has undergone a scan to diagnose the issue, and the findings are catastrophic for the center-back.

Fofana’s recent seasons have been incredibly unfortunate due to injury issues. Fofana injured his leg in the summer of 2021 while participating in a friendly match for his previous team Leicester City versus Villarreal. He then took a vacation for more than seven months.

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The France international came back in March 2022, where he spent the rest of the season before agreeing to a Euro 80 million transfer to Chelsea a few months later. However, he experienced more such misfortune during his first season at Stamford Bridge.

Additionally, he sustained a knee injury in October that kept him out for more than two months. Four days after returning to training, he experienced a persistent health issue that required him to take an additional 55 days out.

His recent setback means he might miss a significant portion of the 2023–24 season. Levi Colwill, Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah, and Benoit Badiashile are the current options for Chelsea’s center of defense.

Benoit did not go on the preseason trip with the rest of the team, though, as he is still recovering from a significant hamstring injury he sustained around the close of the most recent season.