‘A little hitch’ – Relief for Chelsea as Edouard Mendy injury update surfaces


An update on the injury sustained by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy whilst on international duty has been forthcoming online on Saturday.

Mendy sidelined

Senegalese shot-stopper Mendy of course made the move to Stamford Bridge this past summer, to provide some much-needed competition for the struggling Kepa.

The 28-year-old was picked up on the back of a stellar campaign in Ligue 1 with Rennes.

Mendy went on to make his debut in Chelsea’s colours last weekend, and largely impressed, en route to a dominant 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

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As such, it no doubt came as a major source of concern for fans of the Blues when word was forthcoming that Mendy had picked up an injury problem.

In an official statement released on Friday morning, Chelsea confirmed that their summer signing had been forced to return to southwest London, after picking up a thigh issue whilst on international duty:

‘The Senegalese Football Federation has announced the withdrawal from their squad of Edouard Mendy due to injury.’

‘The goalkeeper sustained an injury to his right thigh during training on Wednesday and had a medical examination in a hospital in Rabat, where Senegal are due to play Morocco tonight.’

‘Mendy has since returned to Chelsea where he will undergo further examinations.’

‘Isn’t so serious’

With no insight, at the time, having been provided into the severity of Mendy’s injury, though, all associated with the Pensioners had since faced an anxious wait for an update regarding the shot-stopper’s wellbeing.

And, as outlined above, such an update has this evening been forthcoming.

As per reliable Chelsea reporter Nizaar Kinsella, Mendy’s issue ‘isn’t so serious’, with the African, thankfully, having avoided a torn muscle in his thigh:

Mendy himself, meanwhile, has since also taken to social media to ease any lingering fears, assuring that his injury is nothing more than a ‘little hitch’:

Nevertheless, as things stand, it is viewed as unlikely that Mendy will be fit to feature in Chelsea’s next outing, a Premier League meeting with Southampton a week from today.

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