Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek will return to first-team training in the next six weeks, according to the Sun. The midfielder has been out with an Achilles injury since May.
It was expected that the 23-year-old would be back fit at the turn of the year, but it looks as though he could be back earlier than scheduled. Fans on Twitter are delighted by the positive news:
That's maad faaast..super excited
— native (@ben1O1_) 21 August 2019
So 1 month ahead of schedule? He was expected to return in November, at this rate he should be back fully fit in October?
— Haroon (@Haroon33282724) 21 August 2019
This is the best injury update ever imo 💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿.
— KaaayAt (@AtoLyrical) 21 August 2019
So won’t be back playing first game before oct end. Match fit will take 3-4 weeks. Can be Nov imo
— Vidzy (@iamvidzy) 21 August 2019
That is still pretty far
— PapiChulo👑 (@IbelemaFinisidi) 21 August 2019
I don't expect him to pick up immediately he returns tho…will still need some weeks to pick up
— August 27 (@omojolinho) 21 August 2019
thats too long
— 🇽🇰 FRĘSKŒ 🇦🇱 (@FreskimKamishi) 21 August 2019
Miraculous, we eating goooood
— Mod (@CFCMod_) 21 August 2019
— Lamps (@CFCLamps_) 21 August 2019
Good to see, expected him to return later tbh. Such a boost that he is returning earlier than expected to training.
— Jake🏆 (@18jc_) 21 August 2019
@gratatur gett innnnn
— Niv Barbunia (@Zoumaestro) 21 August 2019
Loftus-Cheek sustained the injury in a friendly against New England Revolution, with an initial assessment that he would be out for up to twelve months.
There were signs earlier in the summer that his rehabilitation was progressing well and this latest update suggests that the midfielder has made rapid progress.
After such a long time out, though, don’t expect Loftus-Cheek to be pulling on a Blues shirt any time soon. It could still be two to three months before he’s back in first-team action.