N’Golo Kante had hamstring surgery, and Chelsea has confirmed that he will be out for four months.
The France midfielder participated in Chelsea’s first two games of the season, but he has been sidelined with the injury since August and recently experienced a relapse.
After consulting a professional, the 31-year-old decided to have surgery, which will prevent him from competing in the World Cup.
N’Golo Kante had surgery on his hamstring injury, according to a statement released by Chelsea on Tuesday evening.
The midfielder sought advice from a club medical expert about his rehabilitation choices, and it was mutually decided that N’Golo should have surgery to fix the injury.
N’Golo is now anticipated to remain out for four months following a successful surgery.
During a press conference last week, Graham Potter, the manager of Chelsea, disclosed that the midfielder had received “not good news.”
At this point, Potter said he can only say that he will be seeing a doctor at the weekend and that it is a setback.
Kante, who has 53 international appearances to his record, was a mainstay during his nation’s successful 2018 campaign.
The former star of Leicester City’s contract at Stamford Bridge has 12 months left on it. We need to find out why some things that have happened historically are so concerning.
It’s concerning that he’s experienced a setback at this point in his rehabilitation, but all we can do is get the proper diagnosis and consultation, work to help him regain his full fitness, and work to ensure that he continues to love playing football.
As France attempt to defend their World Cup title in Qatar next month, his absence will be felt keenly by France manager Didier Deschamps.
Kante and FranceChelsea are presently discussing a deal, but his most recent setback may make things more difficult. The ex-Leicester City player’s current contract at Stamford Bridge expires in one year.