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Christopher Nkunku drops Chelsea return update after Bournemouth draw

Chelsea forward Christopher Nkunku has taken to Instagram to update supporters of his progress in returning from injury.

The German star has been out for the entirety of the campaign thus far having picked up a knee knock during the last match of pre-season.

After hitting the ground running for the Blues during the tour of America, Nkunku was ruled out for around four months on the eve of making his competitive debut.

The absence of his presence moving forward has left Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino with his hands tied.

Without one of his star players available the manager has had to rely on Enzo Fernandez and Gallagher moving forward into attacking positions, not something that suits both player’s style.

Carney Chukwuemeka had taken Nkunku’s place in the team for the opening weeks of the season but was sidelined with a knee injury as well.

Although Cole Palmer has arrived from Man City he is yet to start a match for the Blues and has limited Premier League experience.

But, as Chelsea now enter a vital period of fixtures following a tough start, Nkunku has shared an update online.

Taking to social media the former RB Leipzig man wrote: “In progress..[timer emoji]” alongside a number of images.

Nkunku is seen doing some exercises including work in a swimming pool and with kettle bell weights in the gym.

It is expected that he will be out until at November with December a more realistic return date. It could be into 2024 before he is completely match fit.


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