Costa Faces Three Weeks Out After Aggravating Hamstring Injury In Training
Chelsea are sweating on the fitness of Diego Costa as fears grow that the striker is set for a spell on the sidelines with his troublesome hamstring injury
Chelsea are sweating on the fitness of Diego Costa as fears grow that their star striker is set for a spell on the sidelines with his troublesome hamstring injury, according to the Telegraph.
Costa has been plagued by hamstring issues since the end of last season when he played through the pain barrier to help guide Atletico Madrid to the La Liga title as well as the final of the Champions League.
The 26-year-old then aggravated the injury while away on international duty with Spain in September and Chelsea have had to nurse him through fixtures ever since, with Jose Mourinho admitting he’s unable to play the striker in three consecutive games.
The Portuguese boss wouldn’t have been best pleased to see his star man play 172 minutes in Spain’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Slovakia and Luxembourg over the past 10 days, as it seems Costa has once again succumb to his long-standing hamstring injury.
The Telegraph claim that the striker pulled up in training this week and although Chelsea doctors will continue to assess the injury in the hope it resolves itself quickly, there is a real fear that Costa needs three-weeks rest.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Mourinho refused to confirm or deny whether the Brazilian-born hitman was injured, but if the Telegraph are correct, then it will come as a huge blow to Chelsea.
The Blues currently sit five points clear at the top of the Premier League table with Costa’s nine goals playing a major part in their excellent early-season form.
However, with Didier Drogba struggling to overcome an ankle injury, Costa’s absence would leave Mourinho with just Loic Remy to choose from in attack heading into games against Crystal Palace, Maribor and Manchester United.
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