No official timetable has been set for the Brazil defender’s comeback. Thiago Silva suffered knee ligament damage in Sunday’s loss to Tottenham. Sources suggest he could be sidelined for six weeks.
While playing defence for Chelsea on Sunday, Thiago Silva was injured when he tore a ligament in his knee.
The 38-year-old central defender left the Sunday match with a knee injury after only 19 minutes. Thiago Silva was replaced by Wesley Fofana.
The defender may be sidelined for as long as six weeks, according to various reports. However, Chelsea has not provided an official date for his comeback.
A statement issued by Chelsea read: “Having sustained a knee injury during the first half of Sunday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur. Thiago underwent further assessment and a scan on his return to the training centre on Monday.
“Scan results from those assessments have confirmed damage to Thiago’s knee ligaments and he will now work closely with the club’s medical department during his rehabilitation to return to action as soon as possible.”
In a Champions League scenario. Silva would miss Chelsea’s second leg against Borussia Dortmund and would be questionable for the quarterfinals if the Blues advanced. The time span is six weeks.
Centre back options for Graham Potter’s squad include Benoit Badiashile, who is ineligible to participate in the Champions League, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Trevoh Chalobah.
This puts Graham Potter and Chelsea in a difficult position as they have lost one of their important defenders.