Enzo Fernandez set to Miss the rest of the season after Groin Surgery

Enzo Fernandez has finally undergone the groin surgery and is set to miss the remaining games of the season for Chelsea. There is a huge possibility that he will miss the Copa America too in June for Argentina.

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Enzo Fernandez is set to miss Chelsea's remaining games of the season

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Argentina and Chelsea midfielder Enzo Fernandez will miss the rest of the season due to surgery on a groin injury. The Argentinian World Cup winner has been suffering with a hernia for several weeks and struggled to deliver a good performance during the 5-0 thrashing at Arsenal in the Premier League 2023-24. He will miss Chelsea's last six league games of this season and it remains to be seen if he can recover in time for the Copa America in June. 

"Enzo Fernandez has today undergone successful surgery on a groin issue and will now begin a period of rehabilitation, sidelining him for the remainder of Chelsea's 2023/24 season," a club statement said.

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Enzo Fernandez to miss the rest of the season

Enzo hasn't been able to reach his potential after signing from Benfica for £106 million ($134m) in January last year. He admitted that he doesn't feel "100 percent" which might be one of the reasons behind his underperformance.

Fernandez had earlier said: "I’m trying to get there, to the version of me that you saw at the World Cup. I want to feel like that Enzo, who was playing at the World Cup. I want to get back there. I feel good, getting better each day, but I still don’t feel like I’m at 100 percent. I’m still adapting and still don’t feel entirely myself, but I’m trying to get there as quickly as possible and working hard every day to do so."

"The 23-year-old midfielder will work with the club's medical department on his rehabilitation at Cobham," the club statement stated.

The loss of Fernandez is another blow for Chelsea, who are ninth in the league and visit fourth-placed Aston Villa on Saturday. Chelsea haven't improved a bit from last season. They have stepped up here and there but the lack of discipline and mentality is clearly visible. The players are too young and that might be one of the reasons behind it. Mauricio Pochettino is counting his days as the manager of Chelsea and another loss in the Premier League will probably give the management license to sack the Argentinian.

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