French midfielder Kante, 31, will miss the 2022 World Cup in Qatar due to a hamstring injury.
Premier League club Chelsea confirmed on Tuesday that Kante had undergone surgery to cure his hamstring injury. “N’Golo Kante has undergone hamstring surgery. The midfielder has visited a specialist in the club’s medical department to discuss his recovery options. It has been agreed that N’Golo will have surgery to repair the damage,” Chelsea said in a statement indicated in.
An injury update on N'Golo Kante.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 18, 2022
According to the Chelsea club announcement, Kante’s recovery time is expected to be four months, which also means that the player will definitely miss the World Cup.
Kante has only played 2 times (175 minutes) for Chelsea this season, and his last appearance was 2 months ago – in the league against Tottenham in August this year, Kante was replaced by Gallagher due to a muscle strain, followed by a truce to this day.
As an important part of the French team’s 2018 World Cup victory, Kante’s absence is undoubtedly a big blow to them. According to Deschamps’ vision, if Kante misses the national team’s training in September and stays in London for rehabilitation, he is expected to return to the field in October. In early October, Kante did resume training, but he did not expect a recurrence of his old injury during last week’s Chelsea training session.
In this World Cup, France, the defending champion, was included in Group D along with Australia, Denmark and Tunisia, and they will play Australia in their opener on November 22.