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Ben Chilwell promises fans he will do ‘everything’ he can to return to action ‘as soon as possible’

‘Very frustrated’ Ben Chilwell promises his fans he will do ‘everything’ he can to return to action ‘as soon as possible’ after suffering an ACL injury against Juventus

  • Ben Chilwell sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury against Juventus
  • Chilwell has told his fans that he will do ‘everything’ he can to return to football 
  • The in-form left back, 24, also said that he was ‘very frustrated’ to be ruled out
  • Chilwell said he was enjoyed ‘football and playing’ for the current Chelsea team  


Ben Chilwell has taken to social media to his fans that he will do ‘everything’ he can to return to football after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury against Juventus.   

The in-form left-back was forced off of Chelsea’s 4-0 Champions League win on Tuesday, sparking fears he could be out of action for between six and nine months.  

Chilwell says he was ‘very frustrated’ to sustain the injury as he was ‘enjoying his football and playing’ for the current Chelsea team. 

Ben Chilwell has taken to social media to his fans that he will do ‘everything’ he can to return to football after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury against Juventus 

The 24-year-old sustained the injury by jarring his right knee as he challenged Adrien Rabiot for the ball during Chelsea’s game against Juventus. 

Chilwell shared the picture of himself clutching his knee with the accompanying caption: ‘Very frustrating picking up an injury in a moment like this when I am really enjoying my football and playing in this team. 

‘I will do everything I can to get back on the pitch as soon as possible. Thank you for all the messages of support.’

Thomas Tuchel confirmed the status of Chilwell’s injury, claiming the 24-year-old had sustained a ‘partial injury of his ACL’.  

The in-form left-back was forced off of Chelsea’s 4-0 Champions League win on Tuesday, sparking fears he could be out of action for between six and nine months

The in-form left-back was forced off of Chelsea’s 4-0 Champions League win on Tuesday, sparking fears he could be out of action for between six and nine months 

Tuchel said: ‘He has a partial injury of his ACL and the decision is to treat it conservatively and the next six weeks will tell the story actually if he makes it and will be fully available hopefully within this six weeks or after this six weeks or he needs a surgery after that.’ 

The initial six week period will rule Chilwell out for the rest of the year and see him miss Chelsea’s next 11 games, starting with Sunday’s clash against Manchester United.

Surgery would likely rule Chilwell out for the remainder of the season but Tuchel said: ‘Now I only care about the six weeks. We are very positive because the first reaction of his body is very positive.  

‘Hopefully it stays like this and now the full focus from everybody is towards the next six weeks, bringing him back to the pitch and make him play.

Thomas Tuchel confirmed the status of Chilwell's injury, claiming the 24-year-old had sustained a 'partial injury of his ACL'

Thomas Tuchel confirmed the status of Chilwell’s injury, claiming the 24-year-old had sustained a ‘partial injury of his ACL’ 

‘This is the decision after all the examinations and is a very responsible decision so there so no rushing it and no pressure. This is the reasonable way to do it. So all the focus now is on the next six weeks.

‘Maybe we don’t need to talk about it [in six weeks] because everything is fine. This will be the best case and there is a worst case and maybe there are some shades of grey in between. We have to wait.

‘It does not help if we start now speaking about worst case scenarios because there is also a best case scenario and the decision is made. The next weeks will give the direction and if there are any updates we will give you the updates but right now this is what we have.’ 

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