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Football: Jose Mourinho has elbow operation

Published on Jan 21, 2014 6:25 AM
 
Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho gestures during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London, Jan 19, 2014. Mourinho has undergone an operation on his elbow in a bid to cure a longstanding complaint, the Premier League club announced on Monday. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has undergone an operation on his elbow in a bid to cure a longstanding complaint, the Premier League club announced on Monday.

The 50-year-old Portuguese boss oversaw Chelsea's 3-1 Premier League defeat of champions Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday before receiving a tribute award from the Football Writers' Association at London's Savoy Hotel.

He then had the operation on Sunday, with Chelsea's Twitter feed saying on Monday: "Jose Mourinho today underwent a minor arthroscopic procedure on a long-standing elbow complaint. He will return to work tomorrow (Tuesday)."