Chelsea boss Guss Hiddink has revealed that Loic Remy could miss the rest of the season after the striker sustained a groin injury in their 4-0 win over Aston Villa, according to reports from the London Evening Standard.
Remy only lasted 23 minutes on the pitch at Villa Park on Saturday, with January signing Alexandre Pato replacing the France international.
And the Brazilian went on to score a goal and provide an assist on his debut, helping the Blues to a magnificent 4-0 victory over the league’s bottom club.
However, Hiddink believes that Remy will now be out for a ‘long period’ with a suspected groin injury.
“It is a tendon, a groin problem,” said Hiddink. “I think he will be out for a long period.”
Doctors are yet to fully access the former Newcastle United ace’s problem, but when asked whether Remy would feature again this season, Hiddink said: “I can’t say because the doctor has to make analysis tomorrow and next week we will know more.
“But if you go out with this injury, my experience is you will not recover in just a few days.”
Before the match, Chelsea were already without star defenders John Terry and Gary Cahill, which also saw American centre-back Matt Miazga play his first game for the Blues.