Chelsea and USA winger Christian Pulisic is set to miss a few months on the sidelines after leaving Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Man City last week with a knee injury.
Pulisic left the January 5 fixture just 22 minutes in, and Chelsea boss Graham Potter revealed Wednesday that the player could be out of action until March.
‘Christian [Pulisic] is a couple of months we think. Raheem [Sterling] is less, hopefully less than that,’ he told reporters.
Pulisic was holding onto a ball in the box when a hard John Stones challenge looked to injure the American. This might have averted a goal.
Pulisic has battled injury issues throughout his Chelsea career and only started 13 games in the league last season.
But he appeared to be back in favour following an impressive World Cup with the United States, as he had started Chelsea’s last three league matches before being subbed off vs. City
The injury could affect his long-term as well as the immediate future.
Pulisic was potentially set for a move away from the club in January – a prospect that could now be scuppered by his latest setback.
The winger has one goal and two assists in all competitions this season.
He recorded identical figures while the USA advanced to the round of 16 in Qatar, having contributed to all of the team’s goals and unfortunately enough to hit the crossbar against England.
Pulisic’s injury is one on a long list for Chelsea at the moment.
Key players like Reece James and N’Golo Kante were among the ten players who were absent from Sunday’s FA Cup loss to Manchester City.