Nkunku Set To Be Out For An ‘Extended Period’ Due To Knee Injury

Nkunku Set To Be Out For An 'Extended Period' Due To Knee Injury

Chelsea forward, Christopher Nkunku is set to be ruled out for “an extended period” due to a knee injury.

The €60 million ($65.7m) summer signing from RB Leipzig, suffered the injury in Chicago during Chelsea’s final preseason friendly against Borussia Dortmund last week and has had a sucessful surgery.

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“Nkunku has sustained a knee injury which will rule the forward out for an extended period.

“The 25-year-old has undergone an operation and will now begin a rehabilitation programme with the club’s medical department.” Chelsea announced in a statement on Tuesday.

The French International was one of Chelsea’s star performers during their tour of the United States, scoring three times, as Pochettino looks to transform a side which netted just 38 goals in 38 Premier League games last season.

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He is now expected to be sidelined for at least three months – a news that will come as a major blow to new coach Mauricio Pochettino as he looks to make a positive start at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea face Liverpool this weekend at stamford brigde in thier first game of the new premier league campaign.

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