Chelsea have confirmed that Thiago Silva has suffered knee ligament damage during the 2-0 loss to Spurs at the weekend.
Despite being 38 years old, Thiago Silva has proven himself to be an absolute Rolls-Royce of a defender since his move to Chelsea in 2020, the Brazilian instantly becoming a leader at the back.
The veteran has made 108 appearances in just over two-and-a-half seasons with the Blues, but now looks set for an extended spell on the sidelines.
The defender was forced off during the first half of Chelsea’s 2-0 loss to Spurs on Sunday, and the club have now confirmed that the defender has suffered knee ligament damage.
“Having sustained a knee injury during the first half of Sunday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur, Thiago underwent further assessment and a scan on his return to the training centre on Monday,” a Chelsea statement said.
“Scan results from those assessments have confirmed damage to Thiago’s knee ligaments and he will now work closely with the club’s medical department during his rehabilitation to return to action as soon as possible.”
Chelsea haven’t set a time frame on Silva’s absence, though the Evening Standard are reporting he could be out for around six weeks.
Chelsea play Leeds at the weekend before the second leg of their Champions League last 16 clash with Borussia Dortmund.
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