Medical expert names Chalobah return date after confirmed Chelsea blow
Trevor Chalobah will “easily” be out of action for Chelsea for “two or three weeks” while he recovers from a repeat hamstring injury.
That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.
Chalobah was seen clutching the back of his thigh and was taken off 20 minutes from time in the 2-2 draw with Liverpool on 2 January.
The Cobham academy graduate missed two games in early December with a hamstring problem.
And as quoted by The Sun last Wednesday (5 January), manager Thomas Tuchel revealed the 22-year-old centre-back had a “reinjury from before.”
Dinnery predicts that the rising star may not play again until “after the winter break” as a result.
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“It’s two or three weeks, easily,” he told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.
“It was early December when he had that initial setback and it’s happened again.
“We know all bout the increased risk of re-injury during that 28-day period, and that his fallen within that.
“Tuchel would certainly have been wary about deploying Chalobah but the situation means you do have to do things you wouldn’t normally.
“It’s one that needs to be assessed. But if we’re looking at the same hamstring issue, it will certainly put him out until after the winter break.“
Chalobah, who is in his breakthrough season with the Blues, missed the 2-0 League Cup semi-final win over Tottenham last Wednesday (5 December).
He was also absent as Chelsea advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 5-1 win over National League side Chesterfield.