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Chelsea's Broja could miss season after ACL rupture

Chelsea striker Armando Broja could be out for the rest of the season after rupturing the ACL in his right knee.

The 21-year-old requires surgery and faces a lengthy period of rehabilitation on the joint.

Broja, who has made 12 competitive appearances this season, sustained the injury in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Aston Villa in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

After he was stretchered off, head coach Graham Potter said: "It doesn't look positive at the moment, but it is too early to say.

"Fingers crossed, but it is an awkward one."

It is another injury blow for Chelsea, who had a raft of players out before the World Cup, and for Broja in his breakthrough season in the first team

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