Lampard gives injury update on injured Chelsea players

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 13/01/2020

Frank Lampard's recent injury updates on injured Chelsea players involving Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Christian Pulisic, Marco van Ginkel and N’Golo Kante.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek:

The midfielder is yet to kick a ball under Frank Lampard following the injury he sustained prior to the Europa League finals against Arsenal last season.

He ruptured Achilles' tendon an injury that has kept him out since last season up to this point in the new season.

The midfielder is working on his recovery and in his words, he said "It’s going well!" he told Versus earlier in the season when asked about his recovery. "It’s been a long time and I’ve had a few setbacks as well. It’s never been just a straight path but I’m close now…I’ve been running and moving, I feel I’m right on the edge. I’m close and I can’t wait."

Though Lampard gave a different view about what Loftus-Cheek said, he confirmed the injury is not going as fast as the club hoped.

There is still no set return date for the England international, although Lampard has given a further update.

"He is hopefully going to start getting involved in a bit of football," he said ahead of the Burnley match.

"Not just individual football, but collective football, maybe with the academy to get his eye in slightly with playing. He is at that stage now but that's not on the horizon in the short term."

Christian Pulisic :

The United States of American captain missed the 2-0 win over Burnley on Saturday after suffering an adductor injury in training.

Though no confirmed date for his return at the moment but Lampard gave an update about Pulisic’s injury before the Burnley clash in his pre-match press conference.

"Christian Pulisic is out and he will be out for a few weeks," he said.

"He was injured in training last Friday, that was the Saturday before Nottingham Forest. That is an injury in the adductor. So he has a tendon injury. It is disappointing for us and we will have to see how quickly he recovers because it is quite a nasty injury.

Marco van Ginkel:

The midfielder has been out for more than a year, though he continues to battle against an anterior cruciate ligament injury to keep fit. But he finally back on the pitch.

"After more than a year, finally back on the pitch," he wrote.

"For most players, it is normal to be training outside, but I had some setbacks during my recovery which was really frustrating.

"I am working hard every day, not there yet but it is getting closer now."