Chelsea forward Kai Havertz has reportedly missed a couple of days training during international duty because of an injury problem.
According to Bild, the 22-year-old missed a training session with Germany on Tuesday because of a pain in his thigh. It is understood that the £150,000-a-week man then missed yet another training session the following day due to the same injury issue.
The Germany international is unavailable for his country through suspension during their World Cup qualifying match on Thursday night against Liechtenstein.
He’s still part of the Germany camp, though, so you’d suspect his injury isn’t too severe. However, it’s always a concern for supporters when they hear injury news about players away on international duty.
Havertz took a heavy collision into the crowd during Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at the weekend against Burnley, so it’s pure guesswork that he’s still feeling the impact of that.
Germany play again this Sunday away to Armenia, so Blues supporters should hope to see Havertz involved in some context.
Chelsea talent Havertz still trying to build momentum
For Havertz, it’s all about trying to find real consistency in his game.
There is no doubting the left-footed attacker has wonderful technique, so he just needs to start adding more end product. In fairness, he’s managed one goal and one assist in his last two league appearances.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel recently explained Havertz is getting “unlucky” in moments, but that he’s still happy with his overall performances recently. Likewise, Blues and Germany teammate Antonio Rudiger recently said his time will come.
He’s done well filling the striker void in recent weeks. However, it’s a shame he can’t continue his run with Germany right now.
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