Crocked Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic facing race against time to be fit for West Ham clash

30 August 2010 04:23
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is facing a race against time to be fit forthe Blues clash against West Ham on September 11 due to a back injury.

Theversatile defender  has been ruled out of Serbia's EuropeanChampionship qualifiers against the Faeroe Islands and Slovenia becauseof the complaint. 

Out: Branislav Ivanovic (centre) has suffered an injury blow

Ivanovic claims he will miss the next twoto six weeks  - leaving him doubtful for the visit to Upton Park andthe Champions League opener in MSK Zilina four days later. 

The Stamford Bridge star said: 'I came to Belgrade to see myteammates, but the back injury is such that I cannot train or play.'

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Source: Daily_Mail