Colombian striker Radamel Falcao has been out of action since November, missing plenty of game time for Chelsea thanks to his latest injury issues.
Most recently, manager Guus Hiddink declared that Falcao picked up a "very serious" injury, though what that meant exactly was unclear. Earlier, Mourinho has called it a "very important" injury, too. So, the good news is that it's not (another) knee injury; the bad news is that it may not matter what exactly happened, the damage (physical and mental) is irreversible in many respects.
"[The injury has] no relationship with my knee - this is something purely muscular. I was coming back from a muscular injury, but what has happened now is that during a training session I slipped and had a small recurrence. It could happen to anybody."
"My knee has recovered. The problem is since then I have not had the chance to play a whole season to get back my confidence and become competitive again. I'm focused on getting healthy and try not to destabilise myself."
"People talk a lot, but they also say some positive things and I try to welcome those messages because they encourage me and give me what I am looking for. I work every day to play again soon."
-Radamel Falcao; Source: Revista Semana via ESPN FC
Loïc Rémy seems to be edging closer to a Chelsea exit, and while Alexandre Pato is most likely coming the other way to fill in for the departing Frenchman, a fit Falcao could still be of some use for our aspirations going forward this season. He'll obviously never be worth the £38 million buy-option clause that was "confirmed" by Football Leaks yesterday, but we might as well use to him to our best while he's at the club.