Dujon Sterling rejoins Chelsea after 13 months of absence

Wednesday17 February 2021 | 13:02
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The Blues youngster has finally returned to the pitch after spending a year struggling with illness and injury.


’s Dujon Sterling rejoined the Blues after missing the pitch for 13 months due to his struggles with injury and illness.

The young star, who was once regarded as one of the best players back in Antonio Conte’s times with Chelsea, finally returned to

Chelsea’s U-23

after spending two loan spells at





Before joining Coventry on a loan, Sterling was a part of Chelsea’s first-team squad until Maurizio Sarri replaced Conte.

During his time with Coventry he made 40 appearances to later replace 

Reece James

in Wigan.

Still his game time with Wigan only extended to 10 appearances, before he was sidelined for a hamstring tear.

Following his return, the 21-year-old posted a tweet on


, saying:

"The light at the end of the tunnel. I am blessed to be back playing 90 mins last night. 2020 was a huge challenge for me physically and mentally with injury and illness sidelining me for the year, but I’ve come through healthier and stronger. Keep pushing and never give up!"

Sterling currently has a year to his contract and hopefully he will be able to grab Thomas Tuchel’s attention and make a way for him among the club’s seniors. And since Joe Edwards and Anthony Barry, who are a part of Tuchel’s coaching-staff, know Sterling very well this could work in the youngster’s advantage.



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