N'Golo Kanté will be missing from Chelsea for longer than expected. The Frenchman won't return to the pitch until February at the earliest.
Chelsea FC announced that Kanté consulted with the club's medical department a specialist who advised on this decision. As a result of the surgery, the Blues estimate that Kanté will be out for around four months. Such a long break was not foreseeable recently. Not only is the World Cup over for the 31-year-old, he won't be available until mid-February at the earliest. By the time he finds his form again, the season should be almost over.
This article was originally published on 90min.com as Chelsea: N'Golo Kanté out even longer.