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Zhirkov rejects surgery fears

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Injured Chelsea winger Yuri Zhirkov has rejected fears he will need surgery to cure a problem with his right knee.

Zhirkov, who joined Chelsea in the summer for £18million from CSKA Moscow, has missed the start of the Barclays League campaign because of a knee injury aggravated on the club's pre-season tour of America.

The 26-year-old Russia winger said: "I don't know who spread these rumours, but they don't correspond to reality. My condition has improved and the doctors say that in two or three days I will be able to return to training, although not fully. I'll work on an individual programme."

He added: "I was feeling pain and noticeably limping when running, but now that's behind me. I just need to tone up the leg."

Zhirkov's injury worsened after his appearance for Chelsea against AC Milan on the club's pre-season US tour.

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