Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger will not play again this season after having surgery on his left meniscus on Tuesday.
"The injury suffered by Rudiger during the weekend game against Manchester United will prevent the player taking part in any of Chelsea's remaining fixtures this season," Chelsea said in a statement after the procedure.
What a pity I won't be able to help my team during the last games of the season. But my knee surgery went well and I'm already positive again 💪🏾 Thanks for all your messages and comments. And special thanks to the efforts of Professor Mariani and his team! #AlwaysBelieve #Hustle pic.twitter.com/UiKvozndUw— Antonio Rüdiger (@ToniRuediger) April 30, 2019
Germany international Rudiger returned ahead of schedule from a knee problem that forced him out of Chelsea's defeat at Liverpool earlier this month.