Alex out for six to eight weeks

Chelsea defender Alex looks set to miss 6-8 weeks because he needs to undergo knee surgery. The Brazilian defender has withdrawn from the Brazil squad to play Argentina this week.

Chelsea defender Alex

The defender has missed Chelsea’s last two games in the Premier League against Fulham and Sunderland. This news is heart breaking for Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti following captain John Terry’s admission that he could be out for ‘months’ with a nerve complaint in his leg.
A Chelsea spokesman said on Tuesday:

John reported for training this morning. He met with club doctors and medical team and discussed plans to continue seeing various specialists to try to find a solution to the nerve problems he has been experiencing in his right leg.


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