Missing 4 months → Played in 3 games after return → Hip problem… Fortunately, he avoided major injury! “I will play next week.”

Fortunately, Chelsea FC Christopher Nkunku’s injury is not known to be serious. 

French media “RMC” Fabrice Hawkins said on the 7th (Korea Standard Time) that “Christopher Nkunku’s hip injury is not a serious injury.” 

Chelsea striker Nkunku left RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga ahead of this season. Nkunku shot a career high in Leipzig after his professional debut with Paris Saint-Germain in 2015. 

He produced 55 offensive points with 35 goals and 20 assists in 52 games in the 2021-2022 season, and he also scored 23 goals and 9 assists in 36 games last season. He accumulated nearly one offensive point per game with 70 goals and 56 assists in 172 games in Leipzig. 

Having dominated the Bundesliga, many teams sought to recruit Nkunku. Chelsea was the most aggressive team among them. Chelsea appointed Mauricio Pochettino as its coach in the pre-season, and is seeking to rebuild its prestigious family. Chelsea has Nkunku in its arms for 53 million pounds. 

Nkunku has demonstrated his tremendous presence since the pre-season. He scored from the first pre-season game and scored in three consecutive games. However, he was substituted for Borussia Dortmund due to an injury in the last pre-season game. 

Post-match medical examination result showed damage to the meniscus in the left knee. After being diagnosed with surgery, he has been sidelined for at least four to five months. Nkunku had to watch Chelsea’s poor performance this season. Without Nkunku, Chelsea ranks 10th in the league with eight wins, four draws, eight losses and 28 points in 20 games. 마카오토토주소

On December 20 last year, Nkunku returned to action against Newcastle United in the 2023-2024 English Carabao Cup (EFL Cup) quarterfinal match. He returned to the field as a substitute for Nicola Jackson. Chelsea fans also welcomed Nkunku with a standing ovation. 

He made his Premier League debut in a match against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the 18th round on April 24. Nkunku scored his debut goal when his team was losing 0-2 in extra time in the second half by connecting Raheem Sterling’s cross with a header shot.

He started in a match against Crystal Palace (19R) and even made his debut as a Premier League starter. Although he failed to produce an offensive point, he displayed his ability to connect with the team several times. He did not have a bad sense of play in the actual game despite having not played in an injury for several months. 

However, before long, Nkunku collapsed again with an injury. He suffered a hip injury during training after the 20th round against Luton Town. He missed the 2023-2024 FA Cup round 64 match against Preston North End on the 7th. 

When asked about Nkunku’s absence, Pochettino said he did not participate because he suffered from hip problems after training. “We need to make sure he is ready for the next few games.” For Chelsea, who have a busy road ahead, it was a bolt out of the blue.

Fortunately, it was confirmed that the injury was not serious. “If everything goes smoothly, I will be able to play again next week against Middlesbrough FC in the Carabao Cup semifinals or in the 21st round of the Premier League,” said Fabrice Hawkins.

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