Chelsea FC‘s English midfielder, -Cheek limped out of the club’s friendly game against New England Revolution.
With what appeared to be a non-contact injury to his left leg, Loftus-Cheek had to be forced out of the game playing just 22 minutes after he was introduced in the second half.
The 23-year-old was attempting to bring a ball down between two Revolution players in the middle of the park when he went to ground clutching his leg.
The good news for Chelsea is that Loftus-Cheek will have two weeks in his race for fitness ahead of facing Arsenal.
Well at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, the Blues made easy work of the play on the field, with Barkley opening the scoring just three minutes in. A diving header from Giroud made it 2-0 before the break before Barkley rounded out the scoring just after the hour mark.
Chelsea rolled out a strong lineup for the charity match against New England, dubbed The Final Whistle on Hate and which is expected to raise over $4 million to benefit organizations geared toward fighting racism in sports.
Eden Hazard, Pedro, David Luiz, Ross Barkley, Jorginho and Olivier Giroud were among the starters, with Gonzalo Higuaín , Loftus-Cheek, Willian and Cesar Azpilicueta all coming on at the break.