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Chelsea resigned to losing Broja for remainder of season


Chelsea are resigned to losing knee injury victim Armando Broja for the remainder of the season.

Broja could be out for the season after being told he needs surgery to fix a ruptured cruciate ligament in his right knee, says the London Evening Standard.

The Chelsea striker will soon begin his rehabilitation programme after suffering the injury in a 1-0 friendly defeat by Aston Villa in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

The 21-year-old was left in distress in the 22nd minute of the match after getting his boot stuck in the turf and twisting his knee while closing down defender Ezri Konsa.

An anterior cruciate ligament injury will leave the Albania international with a minimum of five months on the sidelines but it could be a maximum of 12 in the worst-case scenario.

It would leave him struggling to play any further part this season as Graham Potter attempts to revive Chelsea's poor form after the World Cup break, following a run of four defeats in their last five matches.

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