Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Hiddink: Long lay-off for Deco

Chelsea coach Guus Hiddink has hinted that Deco will be out for the rest of the season after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring problem in the 1-0 win over Manchester City. Deco has been troubled by the injury for the last two months.

"He was fit and worked hard, but after 20 or 25 minutes he had this problem again, so he will be out again for a while," said Hiddink.

"I think Deco will not be recovered very shortly. He’ll have to be very fit to come back this season.

"I have my doubts to be honest, but let’s see what happens."

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