BEN CHILWELL returned to Chelsea training ground on crutches on Monday to begin his rehabilitation.
The Blues left-back is facing months on the sidelines having to undergo knee surgery for a partial ACL tear he received in November.
On December 30, he supported the fans after operation.
And the English man was back in Cobham but limping on crutches.
Chilwell posted a snap of herself on Instagram upon arrival at the training complex.
And he captioned it: “Back to the building.”
It received over 248,000 likes and over 3,000 comments.
A 25-year-old man with a partial tear of the inner ACL Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Juventus in November.
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Chelsea announced he will need surgery to repair the damage caused.
An official statement said: “Following a knee injury in the match against Juventus, Chelsea’s medical department, in collaboration with their knee specialist, decided to try a rehabilitation approach.
“Unfortunately, Ben has not been able to make progress and therefore the general decision has been made to proceed this week with a corrective surgery.”
As a result, the defender is likely to be out for the rest of the season.
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The left-back is not the only name on Thomas Tuchel’s injury list.
And the German expressed his disappointment over the club’s injury crisis following Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Brighton.
He said: “We don’t have full-backs anymore, we have people injured and players coming back from the Covid situation and we are playing.”
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/premier-league/4395793/ben-chilwell-return-chelsea-crutches-rehab-knee-surgery/ Ben Chilwell returns to Chelsea training ground with crutches to begin rehabilitation after knee surgery