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23-Year-Old Midfielder     Chelsea  Premier      Full Name: Oscar dos Santos Emboada Junior


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Thigh    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  September 9, 1991    Birthplace:  Americana, São Paulo, Brazil
Nationality:  Brazil    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  146 lbs    

May 8, 2015    Oscar News

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Oscar will not play again this season because of a thigh injury, and manager Jose Mourinho said Friday that the ailment will also keep Oscar out of the Copa America this summer.

Oscar recently dealt with a concussion, though it didn't technically force him to miss any games. The injury is obviously serious enough to keep him out of this summer's tournament, though Mourinho did not note whether he will be forced to miss the start of next season.

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Oscar: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

April 29, 2015

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Oscar (head) is available off the bench for Wednesday's match at Leicester.

Oscar suffered a brutal head injury during last weekend's match against Arsenal that required a hospital trip after he lost consciousness. The club has not confirmed whether he suffered a concussion, but the medical staff has apparently given him the green light to play.

April 27, 2015

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Oscar will travel for Wednesday's game against Leicester City, though he may be held out because of the head injury he suffered Sunday against Arsenal. "I don't really know how Oscar is," manager Jose Mourinho said Monday. "But the most important thing is that he is not in the hospital. He went immediately to his house yesterday, slept at home, and he should be arriving (today)."

Oscar was unconscious after taking a brutal hit from Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina on Sunday, so it's very surprising that the team is even considering having him play. He played as a false-9 early on, as Diego Costa (hamstring) and Loic Remy (calf) were out, while Didier Drogba (ankle) was on the bench. Given the traumatic injury, it wouldn't be surprising if he sat out, as Chelsea have plenty of options to replace him.

April 26, 2015

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Oscar was taken to the hospital after suffering a head injury during Sunday's Premier League match against Arsenal, ESPN FC reports.

Oscar was leveled by Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina on a play in the box, which clearly should have been a penalty. It was a head-to-head hit, but Oscar clearly took the brunt of it. He was unconscious momentarily and appeared to be twitching on the ground, though amazingly he was allowed to stay in the game briefly before being taken off at halftime. It wouldn't be surprising if he missed time due to the injury, despite the Premier League's relative laps in concussion policy.

April 19, 2015

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Oscar assisted on Eden Hazard's 38th-minute goal during Chelsea's 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday.

Oscar has been in and out of the starting XI of late, though manager Jose Mourinho said recently that the club has no interest in moving the Brazilian this summer. He now totes six goals and eight assists on the season, though only two scores have come in 2015, and they came back on Jan. 17 against Swansea.

February 17, 2015

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Oscar came on for Cesc Fabregas in the 83rd minute of Chelsea's 1-1 Champions League draw at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, finishing with just six touches.

Oscar was rested for last week's match against Everton, and he was only a sub Tuesday, with Cesc Fabregas moving into the central midfielder role, backed up by Nemanja Matic and Ramires. Manager Jose Mourinho is tinkering with his lineup of late, and it's possible that Oscar could be back in the starting XI this Saturday against Burnley.

February 16, 2015

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Oscar, who was rested for last weekend's match against Everton, is fit to face Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

Manager Jose Mourinho listed John Obi Mikel (knee) as his only injured player, implying that Oscar is back to fitness following last weekend. However, Mourinho also only stated that Diego Costa is his only sure-fire starter, so it remains unclear if Oscar will grab his spot back in the starting XI.

February 11, 2015

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Oscar is not in the 18-man squad for Wednesday's match against Everton.

Manager Jose Mourinho hasn't said anything about an injury, so it appears that Oscar is simply getting a rest, with Willian getting the start in his place in the middle, with Juan Cuadrado on the outside.