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Premier League injuries: Liverpool’s Luis Diaz, Chelsea’s Armando Broja out

A pair of exciting, upstart Premier League attackers won’t be playing on our TV screens for some time as Liverpool’s Luis Diaz and Chelsea’s Armando Broja have suffered significant injuries.

Diaz, 25, felt minor discomfort during Liverpool’s midseason training camp in the UAE, where he was on the road to recovery from a knee injury suffered in October.

The Colombian was sent for precautionary scans that revealed the need for surgery, and will now be out of Liverpool’s lineup for around three months.

Diaz has four goals and three assists across all competitions for Liverpool this season. Jurgen Klopp described the injury as “a proper smash in the face.”

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Premier League injuries

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Armando Broja of Chelsea tussles with Joelinton of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea FC at St. James Park on November 12, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

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As for Broja, the news is worse for Chelsea’s young striker following an injury suffered in a friendly against Aston Villa.

It’s an ACL tear for Broja, who is expected to miss the rest of the season as Graham Potter looks to sort out his attack at Stamford Bridge.

Broja, the 21-year-old Albanian national team star, has a goal and an assist this year after returning to Chelsea following a successful loan to Southampton.

The Blues sold Timo Werner this summer and Romelu Lukaku’s gone for good now, while Kai Havertz has had fits and starts this season at Chelsea.

Of course Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were brought in to strengthen the side while Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic should have prime chances to impress Potter following strong World Cup runs.

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