Update on Benayoun: Israeli to miss season?

Yesterday, we learned through Haaretz.com that Chelsea and Israel midfielder Yossi Benayoun was not just suffering from a calf injury. Now it looks like even Haaretz was unsure about the severity of this new diagnosis.

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Going to be missing for a while.

The Israeli Football Association today confirmed that there was indeed a problem with Yossi's Achilles. What we didn't expect to hear - what we didn't want to hear - was that the problem is potentially a tear, rupturing if you will, of the tendon. Damn.

If confirmed, Benayoun would appear certain to miss the rest of the season. A rupture could, in a worst case scenario, end the Isareli's career. At the least, he's facing 4-6 months of rehabilitation. Then again, perhaps he has not torn it after all. Wishful thinking?

Says a statement from Benayoun on the Israeli FA website: "I arrived with hope of helping the national team but unfortunately this is not a simple injury ... an additional test will reveal what needs to be done."

We'll be anxiously awaiting news.

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