Bellerin to miss rest of season with injury

LONDON (AP) – Arsenal said defender Hector Bellerin will be sidelined for the rest of the season after rupturing ligaments in his left knee.

Bellerin went down unchallenged during the second half of Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea in the Premier League last Saturday and he was carried off on a stretcher.

The 23-year-old Spaniard was making his first start since overcoming a calf problem in mid-December last year.

Arsenal said Bellerin will undergo surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in the “coming days.”