According to L’Équipe, Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kanté will miss the World Cup due to a hamstring injury which reoccured during training last week. It was decided he will be out after a medical examination on Friday confirmed the severity of the injury.
N’Golo Kanté had entered a race against time, but now with this recurring injury it has completely ruled out the prospect of him taking his position in the French squad for the upcoming World Cup.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter confirmed that French international N’Golo Kanté will remain sidelined due to injury, as it was aggravated during training:
“He had a reaction during training. It’s obviously not ideal. It’s disappointing for him and for us. We have to wait and see how serious it is and then we’ll take it from there.”
N’Golo Kanté returned to Chelsea training in late September after being out since the month of August due to a hamstring injury during the Blues’ match against Tottenham (2-2).
The 31-year-old France international (53 caps) was the first major player from the long list of injured players in the French team to make his return. He must now quickly find his place in the Chelsea midfield to regain his rhythm for the World Cup (20 November – 18 December).