Enzo Fernandez: Chelsea Star Could Miss Rest of Season With Freak Problem

Enzo Fernandez: Chelsea Star Could Miss Rest of Season With Freak Problem

Isaac Darko
updated at April 20, 2024 at 8:28 AM
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  • Enzo Fernandez has returned for Chelsea vs Man City in the FA Cup
  • But a hernia could force the Argentine midfielder to end his season
  • The World Cup winner signed for Chelsea for a British fee of £106million

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Enzo Fernandez's season with Chelsea may be in jeopardy due to a hernia problem.

The Argentine was absent from Chelsea's 6-0 victory over Everton due to the same issue.

However, the club's medical team managed to provide temporary treatment, enabling him to resume training this week.

Enzo Fernandez looks on during Chelsea's clash against Wolves in the Premier League.
Enzo Fernandez looks on during Chelsea's clash against Wolves in the Premier League. Photo by Joe Prior.
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Although Enzo is currently poised to join Chelsea's squad for the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City at Wembley, South American outlet Ole reports that time is running out for him to secure a lasting solution to his problem, potentially necessitating surgery.

The midfielder would require a minimum of three weeks to recuperate if he opts for a hernia operation.

This would probably rule him out for the initial stages of Copa America, commencing on June 20.

The only scenario where Enzo could undergo the surgery and still participate from the onset for Argentina in the Copa America is if he concludes his season with Chelsea by May.

The former Benfica star reportedly experiences intermittent pain, but he hasn't reached a definitive verdict on whether to undergo surgery before the summer.

How Enzo has fared for Chelsea

As a pivotal figure for both his club and country, Enzo's stature was recognised with the Best Young Player Award at the 2022 World Cup.

Throughout this season, he has been instrumental for Chelsea, appearing in 38 matches, scoring seven goals, and providing three assists.

Per Tribuna, Enzo has consistently ranked among the fittest players in the squad this season, at least according to Chelsea's standards.

Enzo to quit Chelsea?

Sports Brief reported earlier that Chelsea could lose one of their record signings Enzo Fernandez, just 12 months after the Argentine signed for the club.

Fernandez is reportedly open to leaving the Blues, and his representative, Uriel Perez has already begun talks with other clubs over a possible transfer.

The dynamics surrounding the move remain unclear, with Fernandez signing a deal with Chelsea until 2032.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)