Demba Ba a concern for Chelsea after pulling out of Senegal friendly with injury
The striker could miss Saturday's Premier League match against Wigan
Tuesday 05 February 2013
Demba Ba has become the latest Chelsea player to withdraw from international through injury and, like Petr Cech, could be a doubt for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Wigan.
The Senegal striker suffered a broken nose in last Saturday's loss at his former club Newcastle and his withdrawal follows that of Czech Republic goalkeeper Cech, who has a finger injury.
A story on chelseafc.com read: "The Senegal Football Federation have announced that Demba Ba has withdrawn from the squad ahead of their game against Guinea, after suffering a broken nose during Saturday's 3-2 defeat against Newcastle United."
Meanwhile, Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has promised not to take any risks with David Luiz, who is a doubt for tomorrow's friendly against England with a calf injury.
Luiz suffered the injury in the dying minutes of Chelsea's Capital One Cup semi-final against Swansea on January 23 and has not played since.
Scolari decided to keep the 25-year-old in his squad for the game at Wembley but he will not play unless he passes a fitness test, the Brazil manager said today.
"Regarding David Luiz he will (have to) pass another exam with our physios, then we will decide whether he will play or not," Scolari told a press conference at Wembley this morning.
"We will not take any risks with him."
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