Bosingwa sidelined for three months

LONDON - Chelsea defender Jose Bosingwa faces a three-month layoff after undergoing knee surgery, the English Premier League leaders said on Wednesday.

Chelsea said on their website that the 27-year-old Portuguese international had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee this week.

The club said England defender Ashley Cole would not require surgery after aggravating a depressed fracture of the tibia in Sunday's 1-0 win over Manchester United.