Positive Injury Update On Laurent Koscielny

By on December 17, 2013

There are positive reports coming out of France suggesting that Laurent Koscielny could be back in time to face West Ham on Boxing Day.

Kos was forced off just before half time during our 6-3 loss to Manchester City after receiving a nasty cut across his kneecap when he tried to prevent Alvaro Negredo putting the hosts 2-1 ahead.

The defender later posted a graphic image of the cut and many were fearing he could be set for an extended spell on the sidelines.

However, L’equipe are reporting that the French international will be out for just 10-15 days – depending on how quickly the cut heels – after he needed 10 stitches to close up the wound.

The newspaper states that Laurent will certainly miss the Chelsea game this Monday but could be back in time to face West Ham on the 26th, which would be a massive boost.

I must admit I feared the worst when I saw Kos go down clutching his knee. It looked like he may have done his cruciate, which would rule him out for most of the season, so if we could be back within 2 weeks it would be a huge relief.

Thomas Vermaelen will deputise against Chelsea and hopefully the ‘captain’ will step up and really stake him claim for a first team place. To be fair though, he’ll have to play out his skin to keep Koscielny out the starting eleven as he and Mertesacker have formed an excellent partnership at the back.



  1. Abu Rahman

    December 17, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Wishing Kos a speedy recovery! The most outstanding CB in the EPL so far….hope he comes back on time to continue where he stopped. But then, maybe this is the time for the Verminator to break back into the first eleven……the guy is equally good, I just pray he gets his confidence and sharpness back ahead of Chelsea’s game.

  2. Paul

    December 18, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Kos,quick recovery and may God do His miracles.We need u fast.

  3. Isaac Ampah

    December 19, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Ghanians funs love u & the read

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