Chelsea striker Christopher Nkunku send message to Chelsea fans update on ‘injury recovery’
French striker Christopher Nkunku is making significant progress in his recovery from a knee injury sustained during pre-season. Nkunku, a key summer signing for Chelsea, posted an update on his rehabilitation on Instagram, showcasing his excellent physical condition and engagement in strength and conditioning work at the gym. Notably, the video displayed Nkunku kicking a ball, engaging in keepy-ups and quick tricks in an indoor setting.
Although his return to first-team action is anticipated around the New Year, the 25-year-old is demonstrating strong dedication and effort in his recovery. Nkunku, a notable arrival from RB Leipzig for a fee of approximately £52 million, had made a significant impact during pre-season for Chelsea before the unfortunate knee injury in a friendly against Borussia Dortmund in Chicago, necessitating surgery.
His absence had left a void in Chelsea’s goal-scoring department, but the team has shown improvement recently with three consecutive victories across all competitions. The next crucial challenge for Chelsea is a home London derby against joint-Premier League leaders Arsenal on October 21, after the international break. While some players like Axel Disasi and others remain doubtful or unavailable due to injuries, the potential return of key players like Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah, and Benoit Badiashile, along with Nkunku’s eventual recovery, will significantly bolster Chelsea’s lineup.