Drogba treated for malaria

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LONDON -- Chelsea's Didier Drogba has been treated for malaria but will be fit to face Fulham in English Premier League action on Wednesday, the club reported on its website.

"A test showed malaria," Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti said. "He lost his condition, he lost power, he missed training. Didier had a difficulty to train because he didn't feel good, he didn't have power to train, he didn't have ability to train, he lost some condition. He was unselfish to play also when he was not 100 percent."

While it is a mystery when the Ivory Coast international contracted the illness, it is expected to run its course over the next couple days.

"The medical team tells me that the medication Didier is taking will completely eradicate the malaria in approximately 48 hours and after that he will be fine," Ancelotti said.

Chelsea currently hold a two-point lead on Manchester United in the EPL table.


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