Chelsea fans will have a mixed feeling about the recent development of Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi’s injuries.
Pulisic has been missing from Chelsea’s fixtures since Brighton away on New Years Day. The 22-year-old suffered an abductor injury in training in January but has recently said he is close to returning.
Pulisic said on Instagram: “Very thankful for your support. Working so hard and super close to a return.”
The American international struggled to claim the regular spot at Frank Lampard’s plan at the start of the season. But then Pulisic had had a remarkable series of performances before his injury, including his perfect hattrick against Burnley in October.
About Pulisic injury, Lampard recently said: “It’s certainly frustrating for them (Pulisic and Tammy), particularly Christian who has had a big phase-out now and is desperate to get back.”
On the other hand, Callum Hudson-Odoi has had another setback from the recovery of his hamstring injury according to a report from The Athletic journalist Liam Twomey.
Had it confirmed that Hudson-Odoi aggravated his injured hamstring today. Not yet clear how bad it is, but clearly not what he, Lampard or Chelsea needed with the defining stretch of the season coming up #CFC
— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) March 5, 2020
It is not clear yet how bad the fresh injury is, but it will be another blow for an already injury-plagued Chelsea squad.
Chelsea have had N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham, Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in their injury list, although the latter recently featured for Chelsea U-23 game. Willian and Mateo Kovacic also suffered an Achilles injury in the last game against Liverpool in FA Cup fifth-round.