Radamel Falcao is regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, but he is looking unlikely to take part in the upcoming World Cup 2014 as a result of an injury suffered during January. The 26-year-old the ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament, which has required him to undergo surgery and subsequently up to six months of rehabilitation.

As a result, there is a lot of fear that he may miss the World Cup. This also is potentially bad news for the national team since Falcao is one of the important players for the Colombian national team.

The striker, though, has given a major boost not only to Columbia, but also to Chelsea as well. He has said in a statement that the surgery has gone as planned and that he is looking to get back on the pitch before the World Cup starts. Chelsea are one of the clubs heavily interested in signing him. He arrived only in the summer to Monaco in a £ 50 million deal, but Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho sparked rumours about the potential summer of the player by saying that Monaco should be the final destination in a player’s career.

He says that Falcao should instead chose to play at a top club at the peak of his career.

“I want to thank all of you for so many messages of support in the last few hours, I’m really touched by the warmth that’s been shown to me from all over the world. I’m not going to deny that my sadness is huge, my heart is broken, but I’m clinging to the smallest hope, and that’s enough to think that my World Cup dream is still alive. God makes possible the improbable, I believe in Him!!!” said Falcao in a statement from his hospital bed.