Chelsea has encountered a major injury scare as their new goalkeeper Eduoard Mendy returned to the Stamford Bridge with an injured hip on International duty at Senegal.
£22m goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has returned to Chelsea after sustaining an injury while in international duty with Senegal. The 28-year-old has been training with his national team after being called up for a friendly against Morocco.
However, he has been forced to return back to Stamford Bridge for further injury assessment by the club’s medical staff.
The Senegalese Football Federation confirmed the news through the website’s official statement that read, “The Senegalese Federation announces the goalkeeper of the National Selection Eduoard Mendy sustained an injury to the right thigh that occurred during the training session on October 7. 2020. He has undergone a medical examination at the hospital at Rabat”.
“Mendy has also left the group this afternoon to return to Chelsea where he will undergo further examinations. The Senegalese Football Federation wishes him a speedy recovery”.
“He will be replaced by the young goalkeeper of the U20 national team, Boubacar Fall who was regrouping in Toubab Dialao and who moved to Rabat in the early evening”.
On the other side, Frank Lampard will be anxious as he waits to see if his new signing will be fir for the rest of the season. As it’s being said, there have been calls for Mendy to take Kepa’s place as the No.1 between the sticks at Chelsea given his impressive form at Rennes.