Thomas Tuchel has provided an update on the situation regarding Christian Pulisic’s injury.

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The winger has had a series of setbacks so far this season, first testing positive for COVID-19 and then suffering an ankle injury whilst on international duty with the USA. 

He has only featured twice so far during the campaign, with his last appearance coming on the opening day of the season against Crystal Palace in which he scored Chelsea’s second of the game. 

Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League fixture against Malmo, Tuchel gave an update on Pulisic’s situation:

"He has setbacks from pain, not major injury or complication, just pain in the ankle that disturbs him. Once these players with quick movements like Christian feel this pain and aren't free in the movement, the recovery isn't happening so you have to start over again. Once the pain comes back you have to do a little pause then start all over again."

Tuchel also hinted at a timeframe in which the American could return to the team:

"Right now, we are very very close. He was so close to come to team training last week but had a setback with pain. Nothing serious but serious pain. From there on we go."

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