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Tuchel gave an update on Pulisic's injury

Tue 19 October 2021 | 14:31

The Chelsea striker's injury has prevented him from appearing on the pitch.

Chelsea

boss Thomas Tuchel believes Christian Pulisic is suffering from a serious injury and the recovery process is not going well for the American striker.

The 23-year-old star suffered an ankle injury in September and has yet to recover from it. Although it was said that he was close to the final stages of recovery, but it seems that the situation is not good for him and he can not accompany his team. Now Tuchel explained about the American star and his physical condition.

The German told reporters: 

“He got injured during a match with the USA, with a foul, a tough foul, and he hurt his ankle.

“There is nothing to worry about in terms of details, and that we are hiding details. I cannot give you all of the details because I am not a doctor, but at the moment he has had some setbacks from pain.

“Not from a major injury or complications. It is simply the pain in the ankle that disturbs him. Once these players with quick movements like Christian, once they feel this pain and they are not free in the movement the recovery is not happening.

“You start all over again and you reach a certain point and the pain comes back. And you have to do a little pause and start all over again.

“So right now we are very, very close. He was so close to coming to team training last week and had a little setback and reaction, with pain. Nothing serious. From there on we go.

“He is very impatient, of course, and he does everything and we can see him suffer in every meeting. And every time we meet him here [at the training ground] he is really suffering and he wants to be on the pitch and help us. Everybody is doing their very best. Unfortunately the injury takes its time.”

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