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Chelsea midfielder Romeu out for at least six months

Associated Press
Dec 11, 2012 at 11:29pm IST

London: Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu will be out for six months after having knee surgery.

The 21-year-old Romeu was taken off after 20 minutes in Chelsea's 3-1 victory over Sunderland on Saturday after injuring his right knee. He underwent surgery on Monday on his anterior cruciate ligament and medial meniscus, the club said.

Romeu has made nine appearances for Chelsea this season, and 33 since joining from Barcelona in the 2011 offseason.

Chelsea midfielder Romeu out for at least six months

The Spanish player injured his knee during the Blues' 3-1 win over Sunderland last weekend.

His place in Chelsea's Club World Cup squad has been taken by George Saville

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