Didier Drogba Injury: Romelu Lukaku and Five Others Who Need to Step Up

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Didier Drogba Injury: Romelu Lukaku and Five Others Who Need to Step Up
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Chelsea's 3-1 victory over Norwich this afternoon was one of a bittersweet nature after veteran striker Didier Drogba was stretchered off and taken to hospital follow a collision with Canaries keeper John Ruddy.

Drogba was knocked unconscious in a mid-air collision but more worryingly, came down hard on the side of his head and was unable to break his own fall due to his unconscious state. Drogba was unresponsive for several minutes after the incident but was given the all clear in terms of major or long term damage after examinations and scans were done at a local hospital. He has been kept overnight for observation.

It is not known how long Drogba will be out, but I can't imagine it will be a quick return for the Ivory Coast striker; serious concussions can lead to extended absences.

Dorgba is an inspirational figure at Chelsea, and while he is out, someone will need to step up and fill his shoes. With that in mind, I've put together this short slideshow of five possibilities to do just that.

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