Chelsea optimistic over Ramires injury

Chelsea are optimistic a knee injury suffered by Ramires during their FA Cup victory at QPR will not prove to be serious.

The Brazilian midfielder was stretchered off at Loftus Road with 12 minutes of the match remaining and will undergo a scan on Sunday.

But manager Andre Villas-Boas believes Ramires will avoid a long spell on the sidelines, despite the player being in obvious distress as he was carried from the field.

“It looks like medial ligament damage, so not so bad in terms of knee injuries,” said Villas-Boas.

“He will have an MRI scan tomorrow and then we’ll know the full extent of it. Hopefully he will be back soon.”

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