[Official Announcement] ‘Injury against Tottenham’ Silva, left knee ligament damage… 6 weeks out

  • February 28, 2023

Thiago Silva can’t step on the ground for a while after all.

Chelsea said on the 28th (Korean time) on the club website, “Silva, who suffered a knee injury in the first half of the match against Tottenham Hotspur, returned to the training center for further examinations and scans. We will work closely with them to return as quickly as possible.”

Silva, who started his professional career in 2002, moved to Chelsea in the summer of 2020 after going through AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Since he was already in his late 30s, the transfer was expected to lead to the twilight of his career.

But from Chelsea’s point of view, Silva’s signing was a godsend. Silva performed 100% of his role in either the 3 or 4 back. He instills a sense of stability into Chelsea’s defense every game and shows the same class.

It was to such an extent that he re-signed for two consecutive years. Originally, Chelsea and Silva signed a one-year contract with an option to extend it for one year. After winning the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) in the 2020-21 season, the option to extend for one year was activated immediately. In the 2021-22 season, he signed a one-year renewal contract during the season and accompanied him for one more season.

This season, too, he is playing a key role in the team’s defense. Even though Kalidou Koulibaly was newly recruited ahead of this season and Benoit Badiacil joined the team in the transfer window this winter, Silva plays a central role and contributes to stabilizing the team’s defense.

But bad news happened. Silva started in the 25th round of the English Premier League (EPL) against Tottenham on the 26th, but sat alone in the stadium in the 18th minute of the first half. Silva touched the back of his left knee and was eventually replaced immediately.먹튀검증

His injuries were reported to be more serious than expected. Reporter Fabricio Romano, who is familiar with European football news, predicted that “Silva will be out for up to five to six weeks.” In the end, his return is expected around mid-April. During that period, Chelsea faces Leeds, Dortmund (UCL), Leicester City, Everton (more than March schedule), Aston Villa, and Wolverhampton.

Silva’s injury seems to be coming very painfully for Chelsea. Chelsea are showing their worst performance this season and are currently in 10th place in the EPL. In the first leg of the round of 16 of the European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) against Dortmund, they lost 0-1 and need to win the second leg. Director Graham Porter seems to be more troubled.

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