Christopher Nkunku, a standout for Chelsea, is anticipated to resume light exercise as he accelerates his knee injury recovery. After moving to Stamford Bridge for £52 million during the summer transfer window, the Frenchman is yet to make an appearance for the Blues in the Premier League.
Nkunku played in 25 Bundesliga games last season, tallying 16 goals and dishing out six assists. Prior to suffering a knee injury that has kept him out of every game so far in the 2023–24 season, the France international had a promising preseason with the Blues.
As he expedites his recuperation, there is hope that Nkunku may be able to resume his activities prior to 2024. Si Phillips Talks Chelsea claims that Nkunku, the summer acquisition, is dividing his time between London, where he is still recovering and receiving physiotherapy, and Paris, where he is seeing specialists.
The first step in the 25-year-old’s comeback to first team training is his impending return to cardio work. Before reintroducing him to full team training, Chelsea will shortly be setting him up with light training, according to Phillips.
“They [Chelsea] will be extremely cautious and meticulous as they attempt to return Nkunku to training and back into the squad, but it sounds like things are looking up right now and the recuperation is doing nicely. At the absolute least, we should see him back in Chelsea training gear shortly, if not in a matchday squad.
Nkunku has posted numerous updates about his injury recovery on social media, including photos of him working out at the gym in recent months. Mauricio Pochettino is thrilled with the Frenchman’s return to light training, and when he returns completely fit, there’s no doubt about Nkunku’s immense impact on the team.