Chelsea Blow As Hiddink Confirms Attacker Has Been Sent To Hospital

By on January 16, 2016

Chelsea are sweating on the fitness of Diego Costa after the striker was sent to hospital to have a scan on a shin injury that he picked up during Saturday’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Everton.

Costa scored a vital goal midway through the second half at Stamford Bridge to reduce the deficit to 1-2 as the Blues fought back from two-nil down to salvage a point with a controversial last gasp equaliser from John Terry.

However, Costa failed to complete the full ninety minutes as the Spanish international was forced off with 10 minutes remaining after suffering a painful looking shin injury.

Speaking after the game, interim boss Guss Hiddink told that the striker has been sent to hospital to undergo a scan to determine the full extent of the problem.

The Dutchman admitted Costa was in a lot of pain but hopes the results of the tests will come back positive. He told the clubs website:

‘He’s in hospital and they will check with a scan. We don’t know the results yet, I hope it’s not too bad. It’s on his shin. We hope Diego will come out of the hospital in good health. He was in a lot of pain.’

It would be a huge blow if Chelsea were to lose Costa as they face a crucial trip to London rivals Arsenal next weekend and Hiddink has few options to choose from up front.

Loic Remy has only recently returned from a calf injury and isn’t 100% match fit yet while Radamel Falcao is out for the foreseeable future with a thigh problem that’s troubled him since October.

Eden Hazard has also missed the last three games with a groin injury so Chelsea will be praying Costa is given the all-clear to make the trip to the Emirates next Sunday.


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