Blues boss Graham Potter expressed concern over Fofana’s health following Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Everton on Saturday, although initially recognized the centre-back with “fatigue”.
Additional assessments on Sunday confirmed that Fofana had suffered a minor muscle downside.
The 22-year-old will now miss an opportunity to make his senior debut for France, who face Netherlands and Eire in Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Les Bleus additionally noticed Arsenal defender William Saliba withdraw, and have referred to as up each Monaco’s Axel Disasi and Good’s Jean-Clair Todibo as replacements.
Fofana’s Chelsea team-mate Benoit Badiashile is with the Underneath-21s squad.
Fofana is now in a race to return after the worldwide break, when Chelsea will face a Aston Villa aspect who’re only one place under them within the Premier League desk.
Thiago Silva additionally stays injured however is anticipated to return in April, whereas captain Cesar Azpilicueta has been sidelined with the aftereffects of a concussion. Their absence might open the door for Trevoh Chalobah to start out.