Chelsea’s poor season has gone from bad to worse after star defender, Thiago Silva suffered a knee ligament damage.
Silva limped off in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Tottenham in the first half after colliding with Harry Kane.
The club announced the result of the scan on their website on Monday morning.
“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.”
“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.”
Silva has been one of only few Chelsea players who has impressed in an otherwise disastrous season.
He is expected to miss Saturday’s Premier League clash with Leeds United and the Champions League return leg against Dortmund at Stamford Bridge next week.
The former PSG defender recently signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2024.