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Cole out for remainder of season

January 17, 2009 22:36 IST

England [Images] and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in Wednesday's FA Cup replay against Southend United.

A statement on the Chelsea website ( said Cole had undergone successful reconstructive surgery on Saturday.

"I am very sad for Joe to have suffered this injury and I am disappointed to have a lost a very important player for me and the club at such a vital moment," manager Luiz Felipe Scolari [Images] told the website.

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