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Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku facing month on sidelines with ankle injury?

Chelsea forward Lukaku facing month on sidelines?
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Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku may be sidelined for a month with the ankle injury that he sustained against Malmo on Wednesday night.

Chelsea may reportedly have to make do without Romelu Lukaku for a month due to the ankle injury that he sustained on Wednesday night.

The 28-year-old lasted just 22 minutes of the Champions League fixture with Malmo after coming under a heavy challenge in the penalty area.

Head coach Thomas Tuchel acknowledged after the game that the Belgium international and teammate Timo Werner could spend a period on the sidelines.

According to The Sun, Lukaku may be forced to miss up to four weeks with a twisted ankle, half of that time coming during the international break.

Should the report prove to be true, the summer signing will miss five matches in quick succession before being on the brink of a return during the middle of November.

Chelsea face a triple-header of Leicester City, Juventus and Manchester United in the seven days after the next international break.

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