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LDN Blue

Michael Essien

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I feel for Essien. Damn knee injuries. My daughter is 16 and scheduled for her second ACL surgery on Monday. Injuries take a toll on the body and mind. Speedy recovery to Essien.

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So this is is lads, we won't see the bison anymore. He wasn't himself already, and after this injury...he'll never be the same again :(

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I feel for Essien. Damn knee injuries. My daughter is 16 and scheduled for her second ACL surgery on Monday. Injuries take a toll on the body and mind. Speedy recovery to Essien.

Speedy recover to her too then.

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Depends on how bad it is...we won't know for sure until the next few days...

But if its a recurrence of the same injury, then that's pretty much it....end-of...

Damn...now I'm taking that curse his father supposedly placed on him seriously...

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Does anyone know how many years he has left on his current contract?

He signed a 2 year extension last year to keep him here till 2015

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What a lost.. really hope its not a big deal as it sounds.

By the way, I heard alot of people talking about the poor form of Essien last season, I thought he wasn't at his best too,

but I saw a post made by a guy from another forum about Essien last season. Wanted to know what you think, I think he has a point.

"The departure of Ballack changed Essien's position, and maybe that's why people see him less involved in the attacking game. It's not says somthing about

the ability that he produces, because Essien was and remains a great player, and every moment from him on the field is useful to the team. When Ballack was in Chelsea, Essien was free to help the attack and be more involved in our flowing game. When Ballack left, Essien was the only responsible and tough

character on midfield, which gave him all the responsibility in the defensive midfield. It probably gave people the feeling Essien was less involved, and gave less to the team".

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If i was Essien i would seriously consider retiring because i don't see him coming back at full strength after the series of injuries he has want through. I also don't think his age is legit.

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thanks anyway :)

How is that a facepalm? He could have hadt three years on his current contract then signed a two year extention keepin him here untill 2015.

Anyway, Maybe we should have sold him to Milan for £18m. Hindsight is an ugly bitch.

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How is that a facepalm? He could have hadt three years on his current contract then signed a two year extention keepin him here untill 2015.

Anyway, Maybe we should have sold him to Milan for £18m. Hindsight is an ugly bitch.

Because i kinda wanted his contract to expire soon.

And about selling him, yes we should have... too late now lol.

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I always liked Essien, but its getting ridiculous. Every fucking season this guy gets injured and miss most part of the season.

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I don't think it will.

He's past his best. Ramires and Mikel offer just as much in the positions he plays, perhaps even more. Essien is inconsistent and injury prone.

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has expressed its sadness over the injury suffered by Michael Essien.

The Chelsea and Ghana midfielder was training in England this week when he sustained the right knee injury.

Further tests will reveal the severity of the injury.

"The GFA and Ghanaians express their sympathy to Michael Essien in this difficult time and remain hopeful that, further tests would not rule him out for long," a GFA statement read.

"We stand by him and wish him a full and speedy recovery.

"The GFA is going to follow his progress closely to have news of his recovery."

The 28-year-old was ruled out for more than six months in 2008 when he sustained cruciate ligament damage.

Essien also missed the 2010 World Cup because of a knee problem, and the midfielder's latest setback is a blow to new Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas, who is preparing his squad for their trip to the Far East, where they will compete in the Asia Cup.

Essien joined the Blues from French club Lyon in 2005 in a £24.4m deal and has gone to to establish himself as a key player at Stamford Bridge.

He has helped Chelsea to two Premier League titles and three FA Cups, as well as the Carling Cup in 2007.

Despite being ruled out for the majority of the 2008-09 campaign, Essien has amassed 229 appearances for the London side, scoring 26 goals.

While the club have not elaborated on the severity of the problem, Essien will be mindful of what happened to him while playing for Ghana in a World Cup qualifier against Libya three years ago.

On that occasion he landed awkwardly during the match and was subsequently told he faced a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Source: BBC Sports

Published: 9th July

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Still really sad about this. He's such a great player and seems like a standup guy for Ghana and Africa. Just get the vibe that this is really really serious.

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I don't think it will.

He's past his best. Ramires and Mikel offer just as much in the positions he plays, perhaps even more. Essien is inconsistent and injury prone.

I agree.

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