Chelsea star Pulisic desperate for playing return after 'freak' injury

Christian Pulisic vows to star for Chelsea when football returns as he rues ‘freak injury’ that derailed first season at Stamford Bridge

  • Christian Pulisic has endured a rolled-coaster first season as a Chelsea player
  • The American initially struggled for game time before a hat-trick against Burnley
  • That put him firmly in Frank Lampard’s plans but he was struck down with injury
  • Pulisic still has work to do in his rehabilitation but excited for a comeback

Christian Pulisic is itching to return to action for Chelsea as he continues his comeback from a ‘freak’ training injury. 

The winger’s first season in London has been full of highs and lows, finding himself merely scrapping for substitute appearances early in the campaign before Frank Lampard repaid his persistence with a start against Burnley.  

Pulisic ran the show at Turf Moor, firing in a hat-trick and kickstarting his Blues career, delighting fans with his quick feet and forward-thinking play. 

Christian Pulisic is desperate to get back on the field for Chelsea after a tough injury 

The American was impressing Chelsea fans before he was stuck with an adductor problem

Frank Lampard called the injury the worst of his playing career, and Pulisc has been out since

However, the American was frustrated again in November after suffering the same nasty adductor problem that Lampard called ‘the worst injury I had as a player’.  

‘It was really tough with this most recent one,’ Pulisic told Chelsea’s official website. 

‘I think that a lot of people didn’t realise how serious it was. It was a really freak injury in how it happened. It happened in training out of nothing really and it put me out a while.

‘But I’m feeling good now, I’ve been training a lot and I’m just really excited to get back out on the field. 

The peak of Pulisic’s London stint so far was his superb hat-trick against Burnley 

‘It feels like it’s been a long time without football for everyone at the moment, but certainly for me because I had the injury on top of everything that’s going on now.’ 

While it’s unknown when Pulisic will be back on the field, the coronavirus crisis has given him time to continue his comeback from home. 

The 21-year-old has looked in fine form on TikTok, showing off some impressive skills on the app while in lockdown.  

Pulisic has showed he’s making progress with his comeback, posting skills videos on TikTok

‘I’m just trying to find new hobbies to keep myself busy to be honest!’ he added. 

‘I’m getting my training in every day but that doesn’t take up the whole day, so I’ve got on TikTok to help pass the day. I’ve always liked dancing and doing fun things, other things aside from the game. 

‘I know some people might not like this sort of stuff but I really don’t care because I’m going to carry on doing it anyway!

‘I think it gives people chance to see me a little better. No one really knows who I am, they just see me as a footballer, so hopefully it gives them a little insight into my character.’

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