Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma out for 6 months with ACL damage

AP , Monday 8 Feb 2016

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Football Soccer - Chelsea v Manchester United - Barclays Premier League - Stamford Bridge - 7/2/16 Chelsea's Kurt Zouma lies on the pitch after sustaining an injury (Reuters)

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has been ruled out of the European Championship after he injured his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The 21-year-old Zouma, who has been capped twice by France, landed awkwardly during Sunday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United and faces six months out.

Zouma received the news Monday and wrote on Twitter: ''Scan today has shown I injured my ACL. I will have surgery this week & will come back stronger.''

Chelsea said in a statement that Zouma is ''expected to be out for approximately six months.''

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