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Ramires Injury Apparently 'Minor'

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15:  Ramires of Chelsea lies on the pitch during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on October 15, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: Ramires of Chelsea lies on the pitch during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on October 15, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Good news on the Ramires front - it seems like the nasty-looking knee injury that forced the midfielder to quit the field in Chelsea's 3-1 win over Everton on Saturday isn't really so bad after all, at least according to Chelsea's official site.

It is uncertain whether Ramires will be fit for [Racing Genk and Queens Park Rangers] until he has a scan on his knee but [Andre] Villas-Boas indicated the injury is a minor one.

-Source: ChelseaFC.com.

With Michael Essien having gone down to a knee injury before the start of the season, Chelsea have become dependent on Ramires in the centre of the pitch, with the Brazilian serving primarily in the box-to-box role in which the Ghanaian has excelled for the club. He's probably been the Blues' best central player so far this year, having already notched three goals (ok, Frank Lampard has five), and losing him for any length of time would have been a real bummer.

Fortunately, Chelsea can probably navigate Genk and QPR without his help. Arsenal (in my head they're still scary, ok?) would be an entirely different proposition, but those quotes from Chelsea give every indication that he'll be ok for that match. Phew.