Following on from recent reports that Charly Musonda Jr has continued to struggle with a knee injury, possibly a continuation of the issue that basically kept him out all of last season, the Chelsea loanee has confirmed today on his Instagram that he’s had surgery in Belgium, and that it “went well”.
Giving a thumbs up while showing off his heavily bandaged right leg, Musonda says he’s “ready to keep fighting”.
Musonda’s season began with renewed promise after the problems of last season, and, indeed, the struggles of the last couple years. He rejoined Vitesse in the summer, and made substitute appearances in each of their first three Eredivisie games. But just as he was scheduled to start for the first time, he picked up a knee injury in mid-August, which he’s been trying to recover from ever since. He had been getting treatment on it at both Chelsea and Vitesse, but it would appear that more drastic measures had to be taken.
Reports earlier this week already claimed that Musonda could be ruled out for the rest of the season with the injury, and that was before the surgery. Depending on what the problem may actually be — still no one’s confirmed anything specific — it could indeed be a long time before he plays again.
Stay strong, Charly, and get well soon!