Hector Bellerin forced to leave pitch on a stretcher after Arsenal defender injures his knee in first start since month long lay-off with calf problem
- Hector Bellerin was taken off on a stretcher during Arsenal’s clash with Chelsea
- The Spain international was on the deck for some time as he received treatment
- The defender had only just returned from a calf strain that kept him out of action
Hector Bellerin could be set for a lengthy spell out after he left the pitch during Arsenal’s clash against Chelsea with what looked to be a serious knee injury.
The Spain international fell awkwardly midway through the second half and received lengthy treatment before he left the field on a stretcher.
Bellerin cried out as he lay on the Emirates turf in obvious agony and was in tears as he was carried away. Mohamed Elneny came on in his place.
Hector Bellerin was in obvious discomfort after falling during Arsenal’s clash with Chelsea
Chelsea winger Pedro comforts his compatriot as he is taken off on stretcher at the Emirates
The 23-year-old had only recently returned to action following a calf strain. He had missed the Gunners’ busy Christmas period, sitting out victory over Burnley on December 22 and the Boxing Day draw with Brighton.
He was also absent for the 5-1 defeat at Liverpool, as well as the New Years’ Day win against Fulham, before returning last weekend against Arsenal.
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