Ramires Out for Four Weeks

  • Last Updated: January 29 2012, 19:14 GMT

Chelsea midfielder Ramires has injured his medial ligaments, scans have confirmed.

Ramires: Set for a spell on the sidelines

The 24-year-old injured his right knee in the West London derby against Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup tie at Loftus Road on Saturday.

However, the Brazil international will not require surgery on the injury which will come as a relief to manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Speaking after the game, the Chelsea chief had said: "It looks like a medial ligament injury, not so bad in terms of knee injuries.

"He will have the MRI scan tomorrow, I think hopefully he will avoid an operation.

"We could look at four weeks (out). We have to see the full extent of the injury."