MORRIS FACING LENGTHY SPELL OUT
By Jamie Dixon. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
CHELSEA midfielder Jody Morris could be out for up to ten weeks with the ankle injury he picked up in the FA Cup match with Gillingham last week, after it was revealed that he suffered ligament damage and broke a bone at the top of his foot.
Doctors have confirmed that the 22-year-old has ruptured the lateral ligament in his left ankle, after he underwent a scan on the injury, and it is now feared that he is facing a lengthy spell out of action.
Morris had to be replaced by Mario Stanic in the match with First Division Gillingham, which the Premiership side won 4-2, and he is now set to miss what could be a crucial time for the club, as they look to continue their upturn in form in the Premiership this season.
This could, however, be good news for Stanic, who is looking to re-establish himself in the Chelsea first team after returning from the knee injury that kept him out of action for three months.