Chelsea unable to pinpoint timetable for Pulisic's return from injury

Christian Pulisic set to remain on the sidelines with Chelsea unable to pinpoint return date, as American battles adductor injury Frank Lampard calls ‘the worst injury I had’

  • Christian Pulisic has been out of Chelsea action since New Years Day with injury
  • The American was expected back much sooner after injuring his adductor 
  • Frank Lampard suffered the same injury, and called it the worst of his career 
  • The Chelsea boss was unable to pinpoint a time-frame for the winger’s return  

Chelsea midfielder Christian Pulisic remains sidelined with an injury to his midsection and there is no timetable for his return.

The 21-year-old American has not has not played since New Years Day because of the injury to his adductor muscle.

‘The projected time out was a lot less than what it’s turned out to be,’ manager Frank Lampard said Friday. 

Christian Pulisic is set for a longer spell on the sidelines with his comeback date unspecified

The American has battled an adductor muscle injury and has not played since New Year’s Day

‘However, I had a similar injury myself as a player and was out for three months, the worst injury I had, so I can certainly speak with him and sympathise.’

Lampard, speaking at his news conference ahead of Saturday’s match at Bournemouth, called it a ‘delicate injury.’

‘Yes, I expected him back quicker,’ he said. ‘But knowing the injury, I can see it’s a difficult one.’

The winger has impressed in spell this season but his season has been damaged by this injury

Acquired from Borussia Dortmund last year for a $73 million transfer fee, Pulisic has five goals in 16 Premier League matches this season and six goals in 23 games overall.

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