An injury to Pavard
German and Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger has apologised after stamping on France star Benjamin Pavard.
Rudiger noted that the stamp was accidental, and that he has apologised in person.
Rudiger also said he wishes Pavard a speedy recovery.
Benjamin Pavard has some battle scars after Antonio Rudiger accidentally stood on his neck… pic.twitter.com/nLN0tGqJ70
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 6, 2018
“Sorry for [what happened to] Benjamin Pavard, it wasn’t intentional,
“I have apologized to him right after it happened and I also want to use this opportunity to wish him a speedy recovery!”
— Antonio Rüdiger (@ToniRuediger) September 7, 2018
Rudiger has been key for Chelsea this season.
Under Antonio Conte and new manager Maurizio Sarri, he has shone.
The defender had many doubters initially, but has proven his worth to the Blues.
Cahill to leave Chelsea
So much so, that Gary Cahill could well leave the club in January.
Cahill is keen to get more game time, and that doesn’t look like it will happen this season.
Of course, Cahill has been so successful at Chelsea for so long, and players know eventually their top level career comes to an end.
It happened to Chelsea legend John Terry, and Cahill of course replaced him as club captain.
Now, Cesar Azpilicueta fills that role for Chelsea, and will probably take on that mantle on a permanent basis when Cahill does leave.