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Chelsea loanee Victor Moses to miss 5 weeks for Fenerbahce with muscle strain — report

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The Chelsea winger starred in Fenerbahce’s opening day win

Fenerbahce v Gazisehir Gaziantep: Turkish Super Lig Photo by Orhan Akkanat/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

After a few summer rumors linking him with a move to Inter Milan, to reunite with Antonio Conte, Victor Moses ended up staying with Fenerbahce as per the terms of his 18-month loan agreement that began in January.

And things got off to a fantastic start in their first match of the season on Monday, as the Chelsea loanee grabbed a goal (from the penalty spot) — complete with backflip celebration! — and an assist in Fener’s 5-0 demolishing of newly promoted Gazisehir Gaziantep.

But Moses also missed a penalty, and worse yet, was forced off in the 77th minute with an injury, which he picked up while providing the assist. As per reports, the injury has been diagnosed as a muscle strain in the upper leg (i.e. thigh) and the 28-year-old winger is expected to miss around 5 weeks, through the end of September. The injury is said to be minor enough that he will complete his rehab with the club rather than return to Chelsea, as is often the case for loanees.

Fener are looking to put last year’s shocking season behind them — they were flirting with relegation when Moses joined and thanks in part to him, recovered to finish sixth, which is still disappointing for a club of their stature — so hopefully he won’t miss too many games.

Get well soon, VicMo!