Jackson, Nkunku, and Palmer: Chelsea injury updates and expected recovery times before the match with Arsenal
Here are the most recent Chelsea injury developments as they get ready to play Arsenal following the international break:
Nicolas Jackson: Nicolas Jackson left the Senegal team after having a minor wrist surgery. With a potential return for the October 21 game against Arsenal, he hopes to improve his fitness and keep up his goal-scoring streak for Chelsea.
A quadriceps injury forced Axel Disasi to leave the France national team. He might be available for the match against Arsenal on October 21 if Chelsea is lucky with the injury situation.
Reece James: After serving a one-game suspension, Reece James is nearing a comeback and is anticipated to be available. He might participate in the Arsenal match.
Cole Palmer: Cole Palmer was taken off after scoring Chelsea’s first goal, presumably because of a hamstring problem. His health is being watched.
Mykhailo Mudryk: Mudryk has fully healed despite suffering a minor quad injury. He was a precautionary starter on the bench against Burnley but is anticipated to be available for upcoming contests.
Benoit Badiashile: Badiashile is working on his rehabilitation and has returned to training. He might show up for the Arsenal game.
Trevoh Chalobah: Following a preseason injury, Chalobah is getting close to making a comeback. It’s possible he’ll be ready to play against Arsenal.
Ben Chilwell: Ben Chilwell suffered an injury against Brighton and is anticipated to be sidelined for about two months.
Wesley Fofana: Fofana could return as early as April 2024 but is expected to miss the longest owing to an ACL tear.
Christopher Nkunku: Nkunku is anticipated to return in the new year, giving Chelsea’s frontline a boost. His recuperation efforts were updated in a post that he made.
Lavia: While serving abroad, Lavia tore her ankle, and she is not anticipated to return until November. After the international break, she will begin her recovery.
The athletes’ recuperation status and subsequent evaluations may cause these return dates to vary, so please be aware of that.