After a good season on loan at Stoke City and an impressive preseason in America, Victor Moses looked set to not only stay at Chelsea but perhaps provide an impact from the bench like he once used to under more Interim management. But after appearing as a substitute against Arsenal in the community shield, he has not seen any more playing time. Last weekend, he didn't even make the bench. And then even the Nigerian national team declined to call him up. Strange, right?
Turns out, there may be good reason for Moses's surprising lack of recent action.
Thanks for all of your support and concern, I'm having treatment on a small injury but hopefully will be back very soon! #CFC— Victor Moses (@VictorMoses) August 18, 2015
The player had not appeared on any injury reports and was not mentioned by Mourinho either ahead of the Manchester City match, which is a bit weird if the Guardian's implication of Moses actually missing some time in training last week is true. That report also claims that the ailment is a "slight groin injury" and we are hoping that he can return to training this week. At least it's not another hamstring, which is what caused the winger to miss the last few weeks of last season. It wouldn't surprise me if this is related to the knock Moses appeared to pick up in the friendly against Fiorentina a couple weeks ago.
Get well soon, Victor!