Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has expressed his aid after it was revealed that Christian Pulisic has averted one other severe hamstring damage.
The United States worldwide was set to start out the Blues’ 3-Zero victory over Burnley final weekend earlier than he pulled up in a coaching drill and was subsequently changed by Timo Werner within the line-up.
On Monday, the 22-year-old had a scan at Chelsea’s Cobham coaching floor which confirmed no main harm, and Pulisic is now returning to full health, although Lampard mentioned he’ll play no half within the Champions League conflict in opposition to Rennes on Wednesday night.
“Christian had a scan yesterday that confirmed a really, very minor damage to his hamstring, very minor,” mentioned Lampard.
“So he’s already again outdoors. He gained’t be match for tomorrow, however we’ll see after that.
“It’s clearly a aid for the damage to be minor.
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“He made the suitable resolution in not trying to play the sport, as a result of he may have made it worse.
“So it’s clearly a aid that he will probably be again very quickly, as a result of he’s an necessary participant for us.”
Pulisic tore a hamstring in Chelsea’s 2-1 FA Cup closing defeat to Arsenal in August, and has a historical past of muscle points.
Lampard revealed Chelsea have been working onerous to restrict the pacy ahead’s issues ever since his arrival at Stamford Bridge, however conceded that speed-based stars can at all times fall sufferer to such accidents.
“With the precise muscle accidents, it’s a tough one to name, it’s ceaselessly going to be a problem,” mentioned Lampard.
“Some gamers that play on the sting, have such velocity and acceleration of their sport, possibly they are often extra prone.
“I don’t suppose that’s a one-fits-all reply, as a result of it’s totally different for everyone.
“From final season we had been taking a look at methods of managing Christian and taking a look at methods of being proactive in not hopefully getting so many accidents, I do know that’s one thing he’s skilled beforehand in his profession at Dortmund as nicely.
“So we’re all working in the identical path on that one, to attempt to get him to be as match as commonly as doable, as a result of everyone knows his expertise.”