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Cole Absence Confirmed And No Cover Planned

Yesterday, TheChelseaBlog talked in an article about the possibility of Joe Cole facing a lay off with a knee injury.

Sadly, it has now been confirmed that the Chelsea midfielder will indeed miss the remainder of the season having ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in our win against Southend. The official Chelsea site suggests Cole has successfully undergone surgery already and a statement from Scolari says “I am very sad for Joe to have suffered this injury and I am disappointed to have lost a very important player for me and the club at such a vital moment. I believe that with his spirit Joe will come back even better than before.”

However, despite this new injury disaster adding to Michael Essien’s long-term absence, Chelsea insist they have no plans to bring in any cover.

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