‘Unfortunately it a big setback’: £195,000-a-week Chelsea player has now suffered a major injury setback
Chelsea and Christopher Nkunku have encountered a significant setback as it has been revealed that the Frenchman will require surgery to address a knee injury. The injury was sustained during Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Fulham in the Premier League’s Summer Series in the United States.
The pitch conditions during the match were reportedly poor, which has now taken a toll on Nkunku’s knee. While Chelsea initially hoped for a shorter recovery period, it has been determined that Nkunku’s injury involves meniscus damage, and he is now expected to be sidelined for months.
This injury comes as a major blow to both Chelsea and Nkunku. The 25-year-old had been a standout performer for Chelsea during their pre-season tour, scoring three goals in five games. His versatility and contributions to the team’s attack were expected to be crucial for manager Mauricio Pochettino’s plans for the upcoming season.
Nkunku’s absence will likely impact Chelsea’s attacking dynamics, and it remains to be seen if the club will explore options in the transfer market to address this setback. Chelsea fans will be hoping for a swift and successful recovery for Nkunku, with the aim of seeing him back in action as soon as possible.