After much speculation around Didier Drogba’s latest injury, with early reports suggesting a 3-month lay-off and the latest suggesting the Ivorian would be out for ‘weeks rather than months’, the player himself has decided to clear the matter up for us, by confirming his injury isn’t as bad as first feared.
Despite his pain appearing to resemble something close to childbirth when he went down in the game against CFR Cluj on Wednesday night and the sight of him leaving the field on a stretcher leaving Scolari grimacing almost as much at the thought of having Nicolas Anelka as our first choice striker, Drogba suggests he expects to be back sooner rather than later.
He told SkySports: “I am very, very disappointed by the setback. I thought that I was about 10 days away from regaining full fitness (following a summer knee problem), and now this happens. I am down, but that is life. Injury is part of being a sportsman. Thankfully it is not as bad as I thought. I expect to be back soon.”
As Scolari would say ‘there is a God’.