Wedson Anselme May Be Out For More Than Two Weeks
Despite thumping defending champions Bengaluru FC on their home turf, East Bengal returned to Kolkata today with the possibility of losing one of their key players for a lengthy period of time.
Wedson Anselme, who has been one of the key cogs in the Red and Gold attack this season scoring six goals and setting up a couple more, suffered an injury to his groin in the last game. The Haitian, who was sublime against the Southern Eagles and scored a goal of the season contender from 23 yards, was taken off in the 57th minute of the match by coach Trevor James Morgan. Manish Banerjee, East Bengal’s manager had said that they would return to the City Of Joy and assess his injury. It seems their worst fears have come true, as the injury has been reported to be severe by the club physicians.
The forward will be out for a minimum of two weeks, and an MRI will be done at the earliest instance to found out just how severe the damage is. If a ligament tear is found, Wedson could be out for more than 6 weeks by which the league season would be almost over.
There is good news for the Bengal giants though. Willis Plaza, their free-scoring forward who missed the last couple of games due to an injury, will be back in their next one. East Bengal face Shilling Lajong away in the next I-League game on the 4th of March, and a win for the Calcutta-based club would give another massive boost to their title chase.