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Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has returned to Chelsea after injuring his right thigh while on international duty with Senegal.
(African Stand) — Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has suffered a thigh injury while on international duty with Senegal.
Mendy picked up the injury during a Senegal training session and has returned to London for assessment by Chelsea’s medical team.
Mendy joined Chelsea from Rennes in a £22 million ($28 million) deal last month.
“The Senegalese Football Federation has announced the withdrawal from their squad of Edouard Mendy due to injury,” a Chelsea statement said on Friday.
“The goalkeeper sustained an injury to his right thigh during training on Wednesday and had a medical examination in a hospital in Rabat, where Senegal are due to play Morocco tonight.
“Mendy has since returned to Chelsea where he will undergo further examinations.”
Mendy was signed to replace error-prone Spaniard Kepa Arrizabalaga, who this week expressed confidence he can win back the Chelsea keeper’s jersey.
Kepa, the world’s most expensive keeper, kept a clean-sheet for Spain against Portugal on Wednesday.
If Mendy is sidelined by his thigh problem, Lampard will have to turn to Kepa or Willy Caballero.