Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell has vowed to “work like a beast” and return as soon as possible after undergoing knee surgery.
The England international on Thursday revealed he had undergone a successful operation, having sustained anterior cruciate ligament damage in a 4-0 Champions League thrashing of Juventus last month.
Chilwell is set to be sidelined for the rest of the season as he begins the road to recovery.
But the 25-year-old former Leicester City defender is ready for the challenge that lies ahead
“Just wanted to let everyone know I am on the way home from a successful op,” he posted on Instagram
“I feel very positive and motivated to work like a beat to get back on the pitch with my boys soon and help this great club win more trophies.”
An update from Chilly. pic.twitter.com/QaMJaWnQph
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 30, 2021
Chilwell had made 12 appearances for the European champions this season, scoring three goals, playing his part in keeping four clean sheets and providing an assist.
Spaniard Marcos Alonso has come back into the side in the absence of Chilwell and Lyon reportedly refused a request from the Blues to recall Emerson Palmieri from his loan spell with the Ligue 1 club.
A 1-1 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday left second-placed Chelsea eight points adrift of leaders Manchester City.
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