In the most inevitable news of the week, N’Golo Kante has left the France international training camp with a knee injury.
The news was announced by the French FA earlier this afternoon, after the second game of France’s Nations League campaign ended in a draw against Austria last night, with Kante not featuring.
He should now be on a very long and very necessary break from all football.
N’Golo Kanté (genou) et Lucas Hernandez (heureux évènement) quittent le rassemblement #FiersdetreBleus
— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) June 11, 2022
Kante’s injury issues have grown worse and worse over his years at Chelsea – and can actually all seemingly be traced back to a nasty hamstring tear he picked up on France duty back at the start of his second season at the club.
While he will always be among the very best on his day, this season we really saw his performances affected more and more by the breaks between games, and there really is the sense that the end is maybe near for the dynamic midfielder at Chelsea.