Christian Pulisic sidelined with 'nasty' thigh injury

Christian Pulisic's injury bug continued when he suffered a thigh injury that will keep him out of action at Chelsea for several weeks.

Pulisic didn't didn’t start against Tottenham or Southampton at the start of the festive fixtures, then suffered a slight hamstring injury training after the Southampton game that kept him out of the Dec. 29 match against London rival Arsenal.

He started against Brighton & Hove Albion on New Year's Day but picked up a "nasty" injury in training for the FA Cup game against Nottingham Forest a week ago, according manager Frank Lampard.

"It is a damaging miss," Lampard said in a news conference on Friday. "Before Christmas, he did report a bit of tiredness so he came out of the team and I was worried about him picking up an injury.

"He was in pain when it happened. He's a good player that provides competition in wide areas and can make things happen. He was in good form for a period.

"He picked up an injury a day before the Forest game. [An] injury in the abductor, a tendon injury. Nasty injury, he was in paid when it happened."

10 comments about "Christian Pulisic sidelined with 'nasty' thigh injury".
  1. Chris Wasdyke, January 11, 2020 at 9:40 a.m.

    Those comments by lampard do not make me think he thinks highly of pulisic.

  2. frank schoon replied, January 11, 2020 at 10:43 a.m.

    Chris, should he think highly.?...After all, Lampard never chose Pulisic and as far Ii'm concerned Pulisic is not worh $70mil....

  3. Bob Ashpole replied, January 11, 2020 at 11:24 a.m.

    Frank, the price doesn't reflect negatatively against the player. What the price reflects is that at the time Chelsea was deserate to make a trade and everyone else knew that they were desperate. Chelsea got gouged on the price, but had to pay it anyway.

  4. frank schoon replied, January 11, 2020 at 11:40 a.m.

    Bob, I didn't relate anything about 'negativity' to the player for the price paid. I just made a simple statement he's not worth $70mil.

  5. Chris Wasdyke replied, January 11, 2020 at 12:12 p.m.

    I never said he should.  Was commenting on his comments.  You sound very angry. Lol

  6. Nick Gabris, January 11, 2020 at 11:19 a.m.

    What is the problem with people and the $70 mil. It was an agreement between Dortmund and Chelsea not Pulisic. "it's the U.S. "marketing" aspect of it. Take that away and Pulisic falls into the category where he should be. 

  7. R2 Dad, January 11, 2020 at 3:34 p.m.

    Even if this means Paid In, I still don't understand: "he was in paid when it happened".... 

  8. David Ruder, January 11, 2020 at 4:26 p.m.

    When in Borussia Dortmund Christain was the give and go, attack player, that's the way he plays because he has the speed and the shoot. So far when he gets the ball, not often, he passes the ball and runs int open space close to goal, but does not get the ball back. I'm sure if Lampert knows how to play Christian. I don't think he will back with this team next year. 

  9. Sean Guillory, January 11, 2020 at 7:09 p.m.

    Well Joa Felix was transferred for $100M, is about the same age and has two goals and one assist.  Pulisic has more goals and assist and plays in a better league.  Seems to me he is a bargain.

  10. Chris Wasdyke replied, January 12, 2020 at 9:23 a.m.

    Or the rumors of Jadon Sancho going for $140 million. Lol

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