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First test on Chelsea star Michael Essien shows serious injury blow

Published on: 08 July 2011

The first test on Michael Essien crocked knee has shown that the Chelsea star may have suffered a serious injury, insiders have told GHANAsoccernet.com.

The results of the MRI scan carried out in London on Friday do not look promising for the Ghana midfielder powerhouse, friends have told this website.

He will undergo a series of tests over the weekend for doctors to be conclusive about the extent of injury had how long he would stay out for.

Chelsea reported that Essien suffered the right knee injury this week without stating a specific day but media reports in the UK say he suffered the injury on Friday.

Essien started light training with the club this week but he is rumoured to have moved into full gear on Friday when he suffered the injury.

Despite the revelations from the players friends, Chelsea are adamant that all the tests must be concluded before a conclusion is reached.

A Chelsea spokesman said: “People have been speculating about the extent of the injury, but it is dangerous to jump the gun.

“Michael will be sent away for tests over the weekend and we will not be commenting further until the results of those tests are known.

“We want to make sure we have the full picture and I don’t think we will know how serious it is until Monday at the earliest.”

Essien will be concerned, however, that he is set for another lengthy spell on the sidelines, having suffered a similar problem in September 2008.

Then, he damaged his anterior cruciate ligament while on international duty, ruling him out for six months.

Comments

  • sammy says:
    July 09, 2011 08:38 am
    @ Osei I second that. This is the result of a women hurt by you. U r curse so better go an apologise to that lady so she can set u free
  • ezeson says:
    July 10, 2011 08:48 am
    me think essiens problem is morethan what physical eyes can see, anyway whatever it maybe i wish him speedy recovery
  • no where says:
    July 09, 2011 09:13 am
    may God forgive u ryt. i dont even knw whether u r a christian. pray the same thing dont happens to u. have u asked urself the number of girl u have? u ghanaians shud stop these stupid and naive judgement
  • Lipo says:
    July 08, 2011 08:56 pm
    Gett well soon, boy !!! We love you, we are proud of you !
  • Rass says:
    July 08, 2011 09:16 pm
    too bad, we wish u well
  • kox says:
    July 08, 2011 09:29 pm
    Beema! Essien!, do get well soon. NO SHAKING!! Healing is Yours for a Brighter Future, On or Off the field.
  • mukmin says:
    July 08, 2011 10:07 pm
    If he has to stay more than six months on the sidelines I hate to say this but essien is toast knee injuries are the worst and they never go away. Knee injuries prevented R9 from reaching his full potential and ended van basten's career. I wish him all the best and may God help him through this ordeal. Damn this sucks
  • Mr.N says:
    July 08, 2011 10:20 pm
    Michael Essien is tough and he would pull through this one too. We are praying for you.
  • kassbak says:
    July 08, 2011 11:03 pm
    This suddenly does not look/sound good. Wish you well Bisson
  • John says:
    July 09, 2011 12:30 am
    Boy wt is de problem with u,pz quickly put ur house in order ealiar de better sometin is wrong somewhr.i wish u speedy recovery.
  • JOSIMAR KWESI says:
    July 09, 2011 05:25 am
    I BELEIVE HIS INJURY PROBLEM IS SPIRITUAL,HE SHUD FIRST SEEK D FACE OF GOD,HE SHUD PRAY AND FAST SERIOUSLY,A VISIT TO PROPHET T.B JOSHUA IN LAGOS WILL PUT HIS CAREER RIT BAK ON TRACK.HE TRY AND MAKE PEACE WIT HIS FATHER WHETHER HIS MUM LIKES IT OR NOT.ESSIEN IS A STRONG HEAVY PLAYER I BELIEVE HE'LL COM BAK SOON BUT I DNT THINK HE'LL LONG IN D GAME BASED ON HIS STYLE OF PLAY AND HIS LONG HISTORY WIT KNEE INJURIES,AS HE GETS OLDER D KNESS ARE GETTING WEAKER AND CANT COPE WIT D WEIGHT AND PRESSURE IT GETS.
  • osei says:
    July 09, 2011 05:29 am
    This is the result of cheating on that POOR lady u dumped for that pussy seller Nadia Buari.I wish ur career shd end as soon as possible, b4 u cheat on different girls again.,,Mumu essien.
  • sammy says:
    July 09, 2011 05:38 am
    we love you.get well soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!))
  • Boateng says:
    November 13, 2014 09:12 am
    May Good lord be with u!!