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Michael Essien suffers injury at Chelsea training

Published on: 08 July 2011

 

 

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien suffered a knee injury on Friday, the first day of full training with Chelsea this season, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm.

The English side have confirmed that the Black Stars powerhouse suffered the injury on his right knee while in pre-season training in Cobham, the club's training ground.

A Chelsea statement said: "Michael Essien suffered an injury to his right knee during training this week.

"He will undergo tests over the next few days to determine the extent of that injury. Until we have the full results of those tests we will not be commenting further."

The tests will determine the extent of injury as Chelsea want to avoid specualtion over the seriousness on the injury.

He suffered the injury at the same place that ruled him out of last year's World Cup in South Africa and most parts of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.

Essien has been troubled by knee injuries in the past and it has been suggested that the problems have decreased his impact as a player.

The 28-year-old was unavailable for a large chunk of the 2008/09 season due to cruciate knee ligament damage.

Essien then suffered a medial ligament injury at the African Nations Cup last year and missed the 2010 World Cup as a consequence.

GHANAsoccernet.com's prayers are with Michael and we pray the inury is not serious to ensure a speedy recovery.

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Comments

  • abogwe says:
    July 08, 2011 04:16 pm
    The consequences of old age. You 40 but you say you 28
  • Mikki says:
    July 08, 2011 04:17 pm
    Omg! What at all is happenin 2 ma man. Seems 2 be unatural nd spiritual. I hav seen many older players in their mid-30's (van Nistelrooy)play even as strikers nd were alwaez @ d mercy of defenders but did not suffer dis much. If it is spiritual,i pray God guide nd protect him.AMEN
  • crespo says:
    July 08, 2011 04:19 pm
    I wish it is not that serious, Essien get well soon.
  • Rattus says:
    July 08, 2011 04:23 pm
    Well Chelsea's medical staff are still checking. I pray it's not so bad.
  • maxob4 says:
    July 08, 2011 04:32 pm
    This is getting too much.I in particularbelieve the injuries is one big reason why Chelsea might want to let him off.Am beginning to believe in the superstitions going on. Man is time you got serious with GOD cos is becoming unbecoming.
  • Mr.N says:
    July 08, 2011 04:36 pm
    I wish him well he would come through it. Stay focus.
  • pacific says:
    July 08, 2011 04:43 pm
    @ abogwe or whatever..masa injuries have got nothing to do with age..do u want to tell us that van persie and owen hargreaves are also 40 yrs..??
  • Baggio says:
    July 08, 2011 04:46 pm
    Oh my My God, What is this, okotori; the devil is a liar, Essien Will come back soon irrespective that injury could be, in the name of Almighty JESUS, he will be back very soon, My man i wish u speedy recovery.
  • critical says:
    July 08, 2011 05:07 pm
    i wish chelsea go out for another defensive midfeilder
  • samson says:
    July 08, 2011 05:13 pm
    Thank GOD he is injured this time not with ghana but with his useless team after the injury tell him to tell chealsea he needs a break b4 he returns to full action nonses he should suffer
  • nature says:
    July 08, 2011 05:16 pm
    ahhba ghanaweb, who told you he could be ruled out for the rest of the season, chelsea have not said that yet so why now..In God we trust,he will be back soon.
  • Jerro,GREECE says:
    July 08, 2011 05:35 pm
    This comment is needless buddy. would you have passed the same comment if he happened to be your blood brother? wise up.
  • Kenneth Owusu Sabato says:
    July 08, 2011 05:38 pm
    Pls u must leave chelsea
  • Lipo says:
    July 08, 2011 05:39 pm
    We need you so much, Michael. GET WELL SOON, ESSIEN !!! Play for Ghana !
  • Unknown says:
    July 08, 2011 05:43 pm
    Here we go again. Some footballers have very bad luck when it comes to injuries, hope he gets well soon!
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    July 08, 2011 05:46 pm
    Wow i thought he only gets injured when he is playing for GH,well i wish him a speedy recover anyway.
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    July 08, 2011 05:49 pm
    Wow i thought he only gets injured when he is playing for GH alone,well i wish him a speedy recovery anyway.
  • ziggy says:
    July 08, 2011 06:05 pm
    i wish him speedy recovery but iam relieved he got injured while playing for chelsea and not ghana!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • juni says:
    July 08, 2011 06:25 pm
    get well soon man
  • jimmy says:
    July 08, 2011 06:59 pm
    lets jux hope is not as serious as the ones he's encountered earlier on in his carrier...we are still praying for him and hopefully he's gonna bounce back better than he was last season
  • Nana says:
    July 08, 2011 07:02 pm
    Stop this silly comment about Essien and let's support him in our prayers.It's better to see him in shape other than being injured every season.God protect you at all times Essien.
  • Bob Cedis says:
    July 08, 2011 07:07 pm
    The Bison It is time to Come Home And Look Into Things Or Go To a Man of God For Massive Crusade Because The Devil Want to Bring you Down And you Don't Have to Sit for that to Happen Stand UP And Rule your Destiny Man
  • sammy says:
    July 08, 2011 07:10 pm
    This is what happens when a women whom u have hurt curse you!!
  • Kwame says:
    July 08, 2011 07:50 pm
    Oh again
  • ashawo says:
    July 08, 2011 08:24 pm
    LOL ESSIEN IS SO injury OK THAT MEANS HE WILL LOSE MONEY AT CHELSEA LOL
  • Cool guy says:
    July 08, 2011 08:27 pm
    Bro Sammy..What about not taken good care of his father?
  • sammy says:
    July 08, 2011 08:28 pm
    get well soon.we love you!!!!!!!))
  • ashawo says:
    July 08, 2011 08:34 pm
    The English side have confirmed that the Black Stars powerhouse suffered the injury on his right knee while in pre-season training in Cobham, the club’s training ground. A Chelsea statement said: “Michael Essien suffered an injury to his right knee during training this week. “He will undergo tests over the next few days to determine the extent of that injury. Until we have the full results of those tests we will not be commenting further.” The tests will determine the extent of injury as Chelsea want to avoid specualtion over the seriousness on the injury. He suffered the injury at the same place that ruled him out of last year’s World Cup in South Africa and most parts of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola. Essien has been troubled by knee injuries in the past and it has been suggested that the problems have decreased his impact as a player. The 28-year-old was unavailable for a large chunk of the 2008/09 season due to cruciate knee ligament damage.
  • ashawo says:
    July 08, 2011 08:35 pm
    full results of those tests we will not be commenting further.” The tests will determine the extent of injury as Chelsea want to avoid specualtion over the seriousness on the injury. He suffered the injury at the same place that ruled him out of last year’s World Cup in South Africa and most parts of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola. Essien has been troubled by knee injuries in the past and it has been suggested that the problems have decreased his impact as a player. The 28-year-old was unavailable for a large chunk of the 2008/09 season due to cruciate knee ligament damage. Essien then suffered a medial ligament injury at the African Nations Cup last year and missed the 2010 World Cup as a consequence. GHANAsoccernet.com’s prayers are with Michael and we pray the inury is not serious to ensure a speedy recovery. You can also send your messages of support in
  • ashawo says:
    July 08, 2011 08:35 pm
    Ghana midfielder Michael Essien suffered a knee injury on Friday, the first day of full training with Chelsea this season, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm. The English side have confirmed that the Black Stars powerhouse suffered the injury on his right knee while in pre-season training in Cobham, the club’s training ground. A Chelsea statement said: “Michael Essien suffered an injury to his right knee during training this week. “He will undergo tests over the next few days to determine the extent of that injury. Until we have the full results of those tests we will not be commenting further.” The tests will determine the extent of injury as Chelsea want to avoid specualtion over the seriousness on the injury. He suffered the injury at the same place that
  • appiah jeffery says:
    December 29, 2011 09:22 am
    Essien is my man and i know that by God grace he is gonna be alright. He is the only person who can rescue chelsea out of these mess,wishing u a speedy recovery.