Soccer News: Didier Drogba Has Surgery, May Still Play In World Cup


Chelsea star Didier Drogba suffered a broken arm in a warm-up match against Japan, now after surgery in Berne, he may be ready to play in the World Cup.

The Ivory Coast forward was initially ruled out of the World Cup with the forearm fracture, but the Ivory Coast Football federation wouldn’t rule him out after the surgery.

“He’s not at all out of the World Cup. He can still play,” said a statement on the federation’s website. “We don’t know if he will be able to play the first game,that depends on the verdict of the medical team. But he’s definitely not out of the Cup.”

Drogba and the Ivory Coast have a bit of a break since the team does not start play until June 15th against Portugal. The latest any team starts World Cup play in the 16th, with South Africa and Mexico kicking the tournament off on the 11th.