Chelsea goalkeeper sustains injury
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has withdrawn from the Senegal squad due to a thigh injury.
The Blues’ recent signing from French side Rennes was due to be part of the Senegal squad to face Morocco in a friendly this evening.
But the 28-year-old sustained a thigh injury in training with his national team in Rabat.
After undergoing a medical examination at a Moroccan hospital, Mendy has now returned to Chelsea’s Cobham training ground where he is set to undergo further checks.
Mendy has made two appearances for the Blues since signing a five-year contract with them last month. His was recent outing saw him keep a clean sheet against Crystal Palace on his Premier League debut before departing for international duty.
He was expected to challenge club record signing Kepa Arrizabalaga to become Frank Lampard’s first-choice keeper, so the Blues boss will be hoping to have him back sooner rather than later.