Chelsea defender Zouma sidelined for six months

Date published: Monday 8th February 2016 6:00

Kurt Zouma

Kurt Zouma will this week undergo knee surgery which will rule him out for the rest of the season and Euro 2016, Chelsea have announced.

The France defender injured his anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday’s 1-1 Premier League draw with Manchester United.

A statement on Chelsea’s official webiste read: “Kurt will undergo surgery in the next 48 hours and is expected to be out for approximately six months.”

Zouma landed awkwardly early in the second half of the drawn Premier League contest and was taken off on a stretcher.

He vowed to return “stronger”.

The 21-year-old wrote on Twitter: “Scan today has shown I injured my ACL. I will have surgery this week & will come back stronger. Thank you everyone for all the messages.”

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