Thomas Tuchel Gives Update on Ben Chilwell's Injury | Read
The manager of Chelsea Football Club, Thomas Tuchel, has given an update as it concerns Ben Chilwell and N'Golo Kante going into the Premier League game against Manchester United.
The German was speaking in a press conference ahead of the Premier League game against Red Devils at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, November 28th, 2021. He confirmed that the left-back will be out for at least six weeks and he hopes he does not get sidelined for more than that number of weeks.
Ben is out. He has a partial injury of his ACL, and the decision is to treat it conservatively. The next six weeks will tell the story if he makes it and will be fully available, or if he needs surgery after that. I only care about the next six weeks. We are positive because the first reaction of his body is good, so we hope it stays like this.
Everybody's focus is on the next six weeks to get him back on the pitch. After all the examinations, it's a very sensible decision so there is no pressure. The decision is made and the next weeks will give the direction.
There is never a good moment for big injuries or injuries in general, but Ben is actually very positive at the moment. I just spoke to him a few minutes ago and his body has responded well to the first treatment and the injury, so we have to focus on the positive things.
Chilwell was substituted in the 71st minute in the game against Juventus at Stamford Bridge in the UEFA Champions League after an impressive start against the Old Ladies.
Tuchel also spoke about Kante's injury. They substituted the French midfielder in the first half of the game against Juventus.
N'Golo twisted his knee a little (against Juventus). He feels quite better since the game, but it seems like he will be out for some days or a week, maybe. It would be almost a miracle if he makes it to play Manchester United.
The Blues will also be without Mateo Kovacic and might be without Romelu Lukaku, who was an unused substitute in the Champions League game against Juventus.