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WORLD CUP 2010: Didier Drogba's place under threat due to hernia operation

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16 Apr 2010 12:03:34

WORLD CUP 2010: Didier Drogba's place under threat due to hernia operation

Concerned: Striker Drogba Didier Drogba is sweating over a hernia operation that could put his chances of appearing at the World Cup in doubt. The Ivory Coast striker has been nursing the problem since before the Africa Cup of Nations in January. Drogba should be able to lead Chelsea's attack in the final few games of the season but the 32-year-old will have to go under the knife at some stage. He told L'Equipe: 'I underwent surgery for a hernia problem six years ago, and today it is bothering me again. 'Just before the Africa Cup of Nations I got a knee to my kidney and the pain returned. I have felt pain ever since then and we can't go on like this for long. 'Do I need surgery? I don't know yet, but we have to do something. Before the World Cup? That is a good question and I don't have an answer.' Drogba has 32 goals in all competitions as Chelsea sit at the top of the Premier League with four games to go. The Blues also have next month's FA Cup final against Portsmouth to look forward to.  Inter Milan eye Ivanovic with Italians hoping Chelsea bid for Maicon Joe Cole: I don't care about England... I just want to win the title with ChelseaTottenham winger Lennon finally set to return for derby against ChelseaRose hopes to put a thorn in Chelsea title bid after Tottenham derby heroicsCHELSEA FC


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