N’Golo Kante: Chelsea confirm the French midfielder won’t feature at the World Cup after undergoing surgery

France and Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been ruled out of the World Cup after undergoing surgery on his hamstring which will see him sidelined for four months.

The 31-year-old suffered the injury in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham on August 14 and underwent rehabilitation surgery following a setback.

A statement from Chelsea read: “N’Golo Kante underwent surgery for his hamstring injury.

“The midfielder visited a specialist from the club’s medical department to explore the options for his approach to rehabilitation and it was mutually agreed that N’Golo should have surgery to repair the damage.

“Following a successful operation, N’Golo is now expected to be sidelined for four months.”

The decision to have surgery came after Chelsea boss Graham Potter, who has not been able to call Kante since taking charge at Stamford Bridge, admitted last week there were long-term concerns about the midfielder’s fitness record – he has 57 games since 2019 missed the Europa League final.

“Things have happened in the past that are cause for concern and we need to get to the bottom of them,” Potter said.

“It’s a setback in the final stages of his rehab so again that’s a concern. But all we can do is get the right diagnosis, the right advice and then try to help him get back to full fitness and enjoy his football.”

Kante, whose contract with Chelsea expires next summer, has 53 caps for France and was part of the 2018 World Cup squad.

Confirmation of Kante’s diagnosis comes two days after Chelsea team-mate and England right-back Reece James was sidelined for up to eight weeks with a knee problem, meaning he too will miss the World Cup, which begins in Qatar on November 20.

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