Watford’s Nathaniel Chalobah to undergo knee surgery



Watford F.C. has confirmed that England midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah will undergo surgery on his knee.

According to the club, Chalobah fractured his knee during their team training last week, forcing him out in Watford’s 2-1 win at Swansea City last Saturday.

A club statement: “Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah will soon undergo surgery on a knee injury he suffered in training last week, Watford FC confirms.”

The 22-year-old was bought for £5million in the summer from Chelsea and made an impressive five games start of the season to the Hornet’s boss Marco Silva.

Watford performance director Gavin Benjafield added that there’s no exact date yet on his return to the club.

“Whilst we can’t put an exact timeline on his recovery, we are expecting to see him re-integrating into the squad well before the New Year.”

Chalobah’s strong start of the season in Premier League with the Golden Boys earned a spot to the senior England side for the final round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

However, he will now miss the October internationals against Slovenia and Lithuania including the friendlies in November.

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