Christian Pulisic out for 2 months with knee injury
Christian Pulisic faces two months out of action due to a knee injury, Chelsea manager Graham Potter said Wednesday.
The USA the striker injured his right knee in Chelsea’s 0-1 loss to City of Manchester last week.
“We think Christian will be sidelined for a few months. Hopefully less time, but that’s the timeframe there,” Potter said ahead of Thursday’s Premier League game. Fulham.
It is the latest injury comeback for Pulisic, whose career at Chelsea has been disrupted by fitness problems.
24 years old ex Borussia Dortmund The player has started all three of Chelsea’s matches since returning from the World Cup in Qatar, but was forced off the field after 22 minutes against Man City.
The United States has friendlies against Serbia on January 26 and Colombia on January 29.
Pulisic’s injury is the latest blow for Chelsea, with Reece James, Raheem Sterling, N’Golo Kante, Wesley Fofana and Ben Chilwell on the list of outfield players.
Potter will have Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is present after a back problem kept the striker out of action in Sunday’s 4-0 defeat to Man City in the FA Cup.
Chelsea has also been motivated by Sign Atletico Madrid striker Joao Felix on loan until the end of the season.
“He’s a quality player, and he’ll make the difference in the last third of the pitch,” Potter said. “He’s young, but has really good experience. The signing gives everyone a promotion.
“He’s at a good age and can play as a second striker between the lines and make a difference in the bottom third. We’re looking forward to working with him.”
Associated Press report.
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