N’Golo Kanté was forced to leave the pitch in the 12th minute during Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat against Manchester United on Monday.

After the match, Frank Lampard confirmed the midfielder suffered an “adductor injury” and admitted it “doesn’t look great at the minute”.

Wednesday’s edition of L’Equipe claims the 28-year-old is ‘no longer indestructible’ and provides an update on his injury setback.

It’s claimed the France international underwent an ‘in-depth’ medical examination in London on Tuesday and the results of the scans aren’t positive.

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The newspaper states, according to their own information, that the midfielder has a ‘probable stage 2 lesion’, so he suffered a small tear.

L’Equipe adds Kanté’s latest blow will keep him out of action for at least three weeks.

This means he will be forced to miss Chelsea’s crucial fixtures against Tottenham Hotspur, Bayern Munich and Liverpool.

In addition to this, his inclusion in Didier Deschamps’ France squad to face Ukraine and Finland in March will be ruled out, if the ‘stage 2’ injury is confirmed.