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Chelsea crock Loftus-Cheek undergoes Achilles surgery

Chelsea crock Ruben Loftus-Cheek has undergone Achilles surgery after breaking down in yesterday's friendly win over New England Revolution.

Chelsea confirmed the news in a brief statement on their website today.

Loftus-Cheek, 23, was spotted with a protective boot and crutches after suffering the injury.

Chelsea said: "Ruben Loftus-Cheek has seen a specialist today (Thursday) and will have surgery on his ruptured Achilles' tendon this evening.

"The Chelsea midfielder left the pitch during the second half of yesterday's game in Boston, USA."

The midfielder is expected to be out for at least six months, reports The Sun, joining fellow academy graduate Callum Hudson-Odoi on the sidelines.

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