Chelsea's Essien undergoes knee surgery

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien underwent surgery in France yesterday to repair a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. The 25-year-old suffered the injury during Ghana's World Cup qualifying match against Libya two weeks ago and is expected to be out for at least six months.

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien underwent surgery in France yesterday to repair a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.

The 25-year-old suffered the injury during Ghana's World Cup qualifying match against Libya two weeks ago and is expected to be out for at least six months.

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