Chelsea star Billy Gilmour is said to be out for four months after knee surgery as boss Frank Lampard greets the Scottish teen’s attitude
- Chelsea star Billy Gilmour has been banned for ‘three to four months’
- The Scottish 19-year-old has been forced to undergo knee surgery
- Gilmour made his breakthrough in the Blues first team this season and made an impression
- Frank Lampard supported Gilmour’s attitude to help him through the setback
Billy Gilmour’s rapid rise was now faced with a roadblock, excluding the Scottish teenager for four months after knee surgery.
The 19-year-old Scot was one of the standout names in Frank Lampard’s youthful revolution at Chelsea after earning the man the game in his first Premier League start, a 4-0 win over Everton.
Gilmour’s decision will now be tested, with the midfielder ready for a long rehabilitation phase after surgery – something Lampard believes is well equipped to deal with it.
Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour is on the sidelines with a knee injury
“Billy Gilmour had surgery on his knee this morning, so maybe 3-4 months,” the Chelsea boss confirmed.
“I’m disappointed, like him. I spoke to him yesterday and supported him.
“He’s a tough kid, but he should be happy with what he’s been doing this season. His attitude will bring him back as soon as possible.
“His character is fantastic for me, especially with his age. He will do the work and rehabilitation. We will be there for him. ‘