RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK has suffered a ruptured Achilles and will miss the start of next season.
The Chelsea midfielder picked up the devastating injury in his club’s friendly – two weeks before the Europa League final – against New England Revolution in America.
Getty Ruben Loftus-Cheek will miss the start of next season after rupturing his Achilles
Twitter @CarefreeLewisG The midfielder needed crutches after suffering the blow in todays US friendly against New England Revolution
Loftus-Cheek, 23, now faces at least six months on the sidelines after the injury that could be worse than Callum Hudson-Odoi’s.
Chelsea medics will assess the damage and if their worst fears are confirmed he could be out for up to a year.
He will certainly miss the clash against Arsenal in Baku when Maurizio Sarri’s men look for European glory.
He is also out the UEFA Nations League finals in Portugal when England face Holland in the last four.
It is now down to medics to assess whether an operation is needed and when he will be able to come back next season.
Loftus-Cheek, who went to the World Cup last year, picked up the injury just after the hour mark.
He appeared to catch his foot on the pitch at Gillette Stadium and caught it at an awkward angle.
The star was later spotted leaving the stadium on crutches while wearing a protective boot.
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