In what was distressing news to USMNT fans, Christian Pulisic was pulled from the starting XI for Chelsea over the weekend due to injury. Now there’s a timetable and more official word on the nature of what kept him out of the match. The Sun reported that Frank Lampard noted the injury isn’t severe, but the team seems to be taking a cautious approach with the attacker.
The manager said, “it’s a small feeling in his hamstring so we’ll have to see how he is over the next 24 hours. It’s a minor feeling that he had but definitely not right to go into 90 minutes of a game with that. Hopefully it’s short term, we’re talking weeks.”
The latest injury adds to a growing list of health concerns that have seen Pulisic miss significant time in his young career. Last season, a groin injury sidelined him for a good portion of the season for Chelsea, and he now seems set to miss time once again. It comes just as the Blues get set for a busy schedule of Premier League and Champions League matches.