Chelsea star Christopher Nkunku may return to individual training by the end of September, but a full comeback is still at least a couple of months away.
That is according to well-respected journalist Simon Phillips.
However, he adds that the French attacker is unlikely to be back in full training with the squad until November/December.
Phillips wrote: “I’m hearing that Nkunku could return to individual training by the end of next month, and then by November/December, should be integrated back in to full group training.”
A lot of supporters are pinning Chelsea’s early-season form largely down to Nkunku’s injury.
He’s yet to make his competitive debut yet for the Blues, but he’s arrived from RB Leipzig with a glowing reputation as a goalscoring attacker. He was superb in pre-season for Mauricio Pochettino’s side before his injury, too.
Unfortunately, Chelsea can’t put the season on pause while they wait for the forward’s return later down the line.
It’s essential that the likes of Nicolas Jackson, Mykhailo Mudryk, Raheem Sterling, Noni Madueke and Cole Palmer all weigh in with their fair share of goals.
One piece of positive news regarding Chelsea’s attack is that they’ll soon have a returnee to the squad.
Let’s hope the 22-year-old can help share the burden on the struggling forward line.