Mourinho Offers Injury Update On Loic Remy

By on October 21, 2014

Chelsea are facing an injury crisis ahead of their trip to Manchester United on Sunday after boss Jose Mourinho confirmed Loic Remy is set to be sidelined for around two weeks.

Remy started in Tuesday nights 6-0 Champions League win over Maribor at Stamford Bridge and opened the scoring in the 13th minute with a lovely left-footed strike.

However, the French international pulled up almost immediately with an apparent groin injury which forced him off prematurely, with Didier Drogba coming on to replace him in the 16th minute.

After the game, Mourinho confirmed to reporters that Remy has suffered a groin injury and is likely to be on the sidelines for ‘a couple of weeks’. He said:

“Loic Remy has a problem in his groin,”

“I don’t know. Normally a muscular problem is a muscular problem so a couple of weeks. I was not expecting Didier to play for 75 minutes but he had to come on.” Mourinho is quoted as saying by the Mirror

Remy only started against Maribor due to Diego Costa being out with a hamstring injury and the Spaniard is expected to be out for at least another week, so Chelsea look like they will be heading to Old Trafford with just one fit striker in Didier Drogba.

However, the Ivorian has only just returned from an ankle injury and is unlikely to be fit enough to play the entire ninety minutes. Andre Schurrle, who has been deployed in the striker role at times, has missed the last three games through illness, so Mourinho is certainly short of options up front for Sunday’s big clash with United.

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