Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic has allayed fears about a long-term injury lay-off after he limped out of the Blues’ FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal.
The American winger put the Blues ahead in just the sixth minute at Wembley but he came off shortly after the break after pulling up with a hamstring injury.
Chelsea missed Pulisic’s speed on the counter as Arsenal found a winner through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scored his second of the game to give the Gunners their 14th FA Cup.
Pulisic has had a promising debut campaign for the Blues and with such a short turnaround before the new season kicks off, supporters feared their star winger could be missing for the start of the Premier League campaign.
However, Pulisic has eased fears that he could be set for a prolonged stint on the sidelines in an Instagram post reflecting on Chelsea’s defeat.
‘Gave it everything we had,’ wrote Pulisic.
‘ Wasn’t our day.. thank you guys for your support I’ll be back in no time 🙏🏽’
Chelsea face Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in August but the Blues must overcome a three-goal deficit to progress.
Frank Lampard will therefore be hoping that Pulisic can prove his fitness in time for the start of the new Premier League campaign, that is set to kick off in the second week of September.
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