Thursday, 1st May, 2014

Chelsea playmaker Oscar has expressed his concerns about a niggling hip injury which has kept him out of the team for the last three matches.

The serious nature of the injury has even forced the 22-year-old to worry about his chances of making it to the World Cup in June.

The Brazilian was among the substitutes for both legs of the Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid, but was not risked, due to the fear that it might aggravate his injury.

Oscar now remains doubtful for Chelsea's last two crucial Premier League matches against Norwich and Cardiff City, as the Blues bid to keep alive their title hopes.


"I'm not playing because I felt a pain due to an injury to the abductor", the former Sao Paulo player told Globo Sport.

"In the last game against Liverpool I was not called on.

"Yes, I warmed up against Atletico but [Jose] Mourinho knew that I could hardly play.

"Maybe I will not play the next game because I could get a more serious abductor injury and he knows it.

"I have to take care for the World Cup."

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