Chelsea defender Jose Bosingwa out three months

BY foxsports • November 11, 2009

Chelsea defender Jose Bosingwa has had knee surgery and will be out of action for about three months.

Bosingwa is the second Chelsea defender with a serious injury. Left back Ashley Cole has a depressed fracture of the tibia, although he will not require surgery.

Chelsea said Wednesday on its Web site that Bosingwa "underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee this week. His recovery time will be approximately three months."

The Portugal right back and Cole have played a key role in Chelsea's success this season, adding attacking options and helping the London club concede the fewest goals in the Premier League with eight in 12 games.