As expected after scans revealed the most-feared outcome of an ACL injury on Monday, Kurt Zouma has now undergone a knee operation — successfully, one presumes in the absence of news to the contrary. The 21-year-old great hope of the Chelsea backline traveled to Barcelona to see a knee specialist who not only fixed Thibaut Courtois's comparatively minor meniscus injury earlier this season, but apparently has also operated on the likes of Cesc Fàbregas, Andrés Iniesta, and many other big stars.
Zouma was sent to the Clinica Quiron in Barcelona, where Dr Ramon Cugat performed surgery on his injured knee on Wednesday.
Nothing but the best! (It would appear.) Which hopefully maximizes Zouma's chances of making a full recovery of what can often be a devastating, career-altering injury, especially for someone who relied on his physical gifts to a large degree. Here's hoping young Happy comes back "even stronger", as he optimistically proclaimed on Instagram.
Meanwhile, the trusty veteran duo of Terry and Cahill will have to rediscover some of their former glory, while new kid on the block Matt Miazga will presumably get an even bigger chance than he would've gotten otherwise to show what he can do. Injuries can derail careers, but can also provide unexpected opportunities for others. This could be Miazga's to take.