Chelsea striker Didier Drogba withdraws from Ivory Coast squad
The Chelsea striker stayed behind in London for treatment after he was kicked in the chest by Manchester United defender Johnny Evans in Sunday's Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. Drogba may be available for the side's friendly against Germany in Gelsenkirchen next Wednesday. Related ArticlesJohn Terry: Liverpool out of title raceChelsea confident Ashley Cole will return quicklyBullying referees crossing the lineChelsea to relaunch bid for RiberyAshley Cole ruled out for 'weeks' with broken tibiaOlympique Marseille striker Bakary Kone is also out of this weekend's match in Abidjan, although their absence will not be sorely missed as the Ivorians have already qualified for next year's World Cup finals in South Africa. Chelsea had received a boost on Tuesday when Drogba was given the all-clear on the rib injury he suffered in their 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge. A scan revealed bruising around his chest rather than a broken rib. Chelsea are also hopeful that Ashley Cole, who pulled out of the England squad to face Brazil on Saturday, will recover in time from a fractured tibiato to face Arsenal on Nov 29.
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