Chelsea legend Didier Drogba sends sweet message to Izzy Brown after ex Blues youngster suffers horror Achilles rupture
CHELSEA legend Didier Drogba sent his best wishes on social media to Izzy Brown after the ex-Blues youngster suffered a horror injury.
The 24-year-old ruptured his Achilles in training a month after joining Preston North End following the end of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Brown sealed a move to the Championship outfit on a one-year deal, with the option of a further season, after eight years at Chelsea.
The midfielder had been shipped out on loan to seven different clubs during his stint in west London following his arrival back in 2013.
Brown has spent time at Vitesse, Rotherham, Huddersfield, Brighton, Leeds, Luton, and Sheffield Wednesday before sealing a move to Preston.
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Yet his post-Chelsea career has been already been hampered by injury after he ruptured his Achilles in training with his new club.
Frankie McAvoy's side confirmed that Brown suffered the non-contact injury on Monday and will now begin his recovery at Euxton.
The England U20 international shared a picture of himself in crutches on social media.
He captioned the post: "All the love and messages are so appreciated, it means so much to me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Drogba was among the players who sent messages of support to Brown as he replied: "Wishing you a speedy recovery Izzy B."
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And fans were also keen to reach out to Brown, as one tweeted: "The badge on your shirt means we have got your back. You are amongst friends now."
Another said: "Get well soon Izzy lad", while a third added: "Speedy recovery Izzy."
Brown only made one senior appearance during his time at Chelsea – as a late cameo in a 3-0 defeat to his former side West Brom back in 2015.
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