LONDON, March 16 – Portuguese international Deco could miss the rest of the season after Chelsea coach Guus Hiddink revealed that the midfielder had suffered a recurrence of a hamstring problem in the 1-0 win over Manchester City.
Deco was making his first start since the 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United in January, but he was substituted in the first-half on Sunday.
"He was fit and worked hard, but after 20 or 25 minutes he had this problem again, so he will be out again for a while," said Hiddink.
"I think Deco will not be recovered very shortly. He’ll have to be very fit to come back this season. I have my doubts to be honest, but let’s see what happens."