Ruben Loftus-Cheek got injured during a friendly against New England Revolution prior to the UEFA Europa League final and was ruled out for up to a year with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
His recovery has been very encouraging so far and now he is expected to be back on the pitch by November according to PhysioRoom.
He also told Sky Sports that he expects to resume training in 4-6 weeks.
Road to recovery 📈 pic.twitter.com/R0bJrHMW6l
— Ruben Loftus-Cheek (@rubey_lcheek) August 22, 2019
Before he got injured, the 23-year-old had become a key player on the Chelsea team and was putting in impressive displays week after week.
He scored 10 goals in 40 appearances for the club after hitting only 2 in the previous 32 games. He was on the up and the future was bright.
He got injured was set to miss not just the Europa League final but a whole year of football. Worse still, Frank Lampard was appointed as manager.
He was expected to miss all of pre-season and most of the following season due to an injury sustained in a friendly match. How frustrating.
But all that negativity is gone now and he can look forward to better things knowing that he may still play football this year.
Alternatively, it is great news for Frank Lampard because he will be getting back a dynamic player who will be like a January signing.
Loftus-Cheek is a midfielder different from the ones at Chelsea at the moment.
He is dynamic, pacy and strong. He is good in the air, has strong legs and can run for days, as well as chip in with goals.
He has the ability to glide past two or three players and break defensive lines or formations.
He still has issues with his end product as a playmaker but can improve on that as he grows older.
When he returns to the side and returns to full fitness, he will have to fight to regain his spot in the starting lineup and there is a huge chance he will get it back because his attributes are rare for a midfielder and they are the qualities coveted by managers more so when they are young