Chelsea Get Positive Update On Wesley Fofana, As Defender Undergoes Scan On Knee Injury.

There were worries that Chelsea defender Wesley Fofana may have suffered what seems to be a serious knee injury in their 3-0 home win against AC Milan on Wednesday night.

The 21-year-old centre-back who only joined from Leicester City over the summer transfer window for £70million, scored his first goal for the Blues in the Champions League, but limped off shortly after a collision with Milan striker Rafael Leao in the 38th minute of the game.

His night ended in frustrating fashion and was seen leaving Stamford Bridge on crutches.

As if that wasn’t a scary enough omen, he then posted some “back stronger, soon” style comments on his Instagram, convincing all his fans that he’s going to be on the side-lines for a while.

According to reports, Fofana’s knee injury is better than initially feared after the first set of scan to assess the problem returned positive results.

it appears the damage may be as limited as a sprain on his knee and while he is expected to miss Saturday's home game with Wolves, but he will not be out long term.

L’Equipe reports that the Frenchman, is set to be sidelined for three to four weeks.

There is hope Fofana would return before the World Cup in Qatar, with Chelsea’s final match before the tournament taking place away to Newcastle on November 12.

He is likely to miss the return fixture against AC Milan, as well as games against Aston Villa, Brentford, and Manchester United.

"Wesley's knee, not as bad as we thought," the Blues head coach told reporters. 

"After the game, we were concerned. It will be a few weeks, I think. Consider it better than it could be but he's out for a few weeks."

On having a chance to recover in time for the World Cup later this year. Potter added: "Yeah, that is a possibility.

"It depends on how his rehab goes. I wouldn’t want to put too much of a timescale on it, but there’s a possibility of that, yes."

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