N’Golo Kante and Diogo Jota are set to miss World Cup due to hamstring and calf injuries, respectively.
Chelsea confirms Kante out of World Cup after surgery
N’Golo Kante, a midfielder for Chelsea and France, will miss four months of action following surgery on his hamstring, which has eliminated him from contention for the World Cup.
The 31-year-old underwent surgery after experiencing a setback in his recovery from the injury he sustained during Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham on August 14.
According to a statement from Chelsea, N’Golo Kante had surgery to treat a hamstring problem.
“The midfielder sought advice from a club medical expert about his rehabilitation choices. We decided that N’Golo should have surgery to fix the injury.”
“After a successful procedure, N’Golo is now anticipated to remain out for four months.”
An injury update on N'Golo Kante.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 18, 2022
Potter stated that there had been some worrying historical occurrences that required further investigation.
“Again, that’s concerning. It’s a setback in the last phase of his rehabilitation. However, all we can do is seek the proper diagnostic and consultation before assisting him in returning to full fitness and enjoying his sport.”
Kante was a member of France’s World Cup-winning team in 2018 and had 53 caps for his country.
Liverpool’s Diogo Jota set to miss World Cup due to calf injury
According to manager Jurgen Klopp, Diogo Jota, a Portuguese forward for Liverpool, has a calf injury and will miss the World Cup.
In the waning seconds of his team’s 1-0 Premier League victory over Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday, the 25-year-old was carried off on a stretcher.
According to Klopp, Jota will be sidelined for a “long time,” and “we talk about months.”
“It is a rather bad calf muscle damage. Sad news for the youngster, for Portugal and for us,” said the German.
“Surprisingly, he’s doing fine so far. He is a really intelligent young man. When we carried him off the pitch, I believe he was aware of it.”
“After the game, we ran into each other, and he basically recounted what had transpired. I believe he was aware of how severe it was. How it may affect his chances of competing in the World Cup.”
After such a good night at Anfield mine ended in the worst way ! In the last minute one of my dreams collapsed ?
I will be one more supporting from the outside, club and country, and fighting to be back as soon as possible ?
You'll Never Walk Alone pic.twitter.com/gKssZSnLZ1
— Diogo Jota (@DiogoJota18) October 18, 2022
He missed the first few games of the season due to a hamstring injury before making his comeback on September 3 in a scoreless draw with Everton.
Later the same month, during the international break, Jota participated for Portugal and scored in a 4-0 victory over the Czech Republic.