Chelsea are sweating over Christian Pulisic’s situation after the winger suffered an ankle damage in worldwide service with the USA.
After drawing with El Salvador (0-0) and Canada (1-1) of their first two matches, USMNT lastly took its first victory in the brand new World Cup qualifying marketing campaign and beat Honduras 4-1 on Wednesday evening.
Pulisic was clearly in ache after the knock / Brad Smith / ISI Photos / Getty Images
Pulisic was in thrilling type on the Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, accomplished six of his 9 makes an attempt to dribble, hit a shot on purpose and created a likelihood for his teammates.
But the 22-year-old landed awkwardly on his ankle after a collision with former Wigan Athletic and Hull City defender Maynor Figueroa within the second half. Although he tried to proceed enjoying, Pulisic was finally changed by Seattle Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan within the 62nd minute.
After the match, USMNT chief Gregg Berhalter revealed that he and his employees had been uncertain of the extent of the damage and that extra will probably be revealed when Pulisic is assessed in London.
“Christian has a minor ankle injury,” Berhalter stated. “We will get more information about it when he goes back to London, how serious it is.”
Pulisic joined an extended checklist of accidents for USMNT, who had been additionally with out Timothy Weah and Zack Steffen for varied health and well being issues, whereas each Gio Reyna and Sergino Dest had been compelled to depart the camp.
Chelsea face Aston Villa within the Premier League on Saturday earlier than they begin defending their Champions League title at dwelling in opposition to Zenit on Tuesday.
Together with Pulisic, the Blues are dealing with an anxious watch for N’Golo Kante’s health, whereas right-back Reece James is suspended. Romelu Lukaku was hesitant with a thigh query however skilled on Thursday and fights in opposition to Villans.
Thiago Silva can also be unlikely to be out there after the Brazilian FA requested FIFA to impose a five-day ban on Premier League golf equipment that refused to launch gamers for worldwide service as a result of issues about journey to nations at the moment on Britain’s coronavirus checklist.