Drogba’s ankle injury could see the striker out for some time.
Didier Drogba’s return to Chelsea this summer has not started well as the striker was forced to limp off the pitch on Sunday with an ankle injury.
The 36-year-old suffered a knock during the pre-season friendly with Ferencvaros and the Mirror reports that the Ivorian could face four months on the sidelines as a result.
As yet no official prognosis has been undertaken by the Blues, but early signs suggest the problem could be worse than first feared.
Drogba has only just returned to Stamford Bridge this summer following a two year absence in China and then with Galatasaray.
Before that the forward enjoyed eight years of success with the West Londoners between 2004 and 2012, winning three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League – scoring the winning penalty in the final against Bayern Munich.
His absence would leave manager Jose Mourinho with only Fernando Torres and new £32m signing Diego Costa as available options upfront.
That is because Samuel Eto’o left the club on a free transfer this summer, whilst both Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku were sold to Besiktas and Everton respectively.