CHELSEA star Carney Chukwuemeka is set for a six-week spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury against West Ham.
The youngster scored at London Stadium before being forced off in the first half.
EPACarney Chukwuemeka was carried off after suffering a knee injury[/caption]
EPAHe scored Chelsea’s equaliser against West Ham in the 3-1 loss[/caption]
Chukwuemeka received treatment on the pitch following a tackle he made on Hammers defender Emerson.
But he unable to continue and had to be carried off the pitch by Chelsea‘s physios.
The midfielder has since undergone surgery on his left knee and will spend six weeks on the treatment table in recovery.
It is a blow for the Blues as the 19-year-old had made a positive start to the campaign after starting both Premier League games under Mauricio Pochettino.
Following the match, which Chelsea lost 3-1, Chukwuemeka spoke about his injury.
He said: “From joy to pain within minutes.
“Minor setback but I will be back stronger than ever. Thank you Chelsea fans for your love and support. See you soon.
“Back very soon.”
Chukwuemeka’s goal against West Ham was his first for the club after signing last summer
He made 15 appearances for the Blues last season but was in and out of the team under Graham Potter and Frank Lampard.