Carney Chukwuemeka was carried off the pitch on August 20th after picking up a knee injury in the game against West Ham.
He was operated on a couple of days later.
Now, just under a month later, he’s already back out on training on grass, according to Nizaar Kinsella of the Evening Standard.
That is quite amazing to us – even if the surgery was the most minor intervention possible, it’s still crazy to think he’s out on the grass already when some players need months to even start work in the gym again after surgery.
Carney Chukwuemeka is doing solo training on grass with Reece James. His loss was low-key a big moment for Chelsea after a positive pre-season and his first goal for the club. https://t.co/oBJQ37I8eU
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) September 19, 2023
It’s good news for injury stricken Chelsea, who need all of their players available as soon as possible. He’s working with Reece James, who is expected back even sooner.
The pair, along with fellow absentees Armando Broja and, Noni Madueke, Moises Caicedo, Marc Cucurella and Benoit Badiashile, could all be back fairly soon, giving fresh life to an increasingly dire season.