Chelsea FC released a statement earlier today to give out the best news possible out of Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s unfortunate Achilles tendon injury: his surgery was a success.
The latest club statement relating to @rubey_lcheek's Achilles tendon injury...— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 17, 2019
They also provided a timetable on how much time he is initially set to miss. The club expect him to be out of our Europa League final with Arsenal by the end of the month, as well as England’s Nations League campaign. , while using the summer to fully recover from the surgery. All of which goes in line with our expectations of several months out of contention given the severity of his latest fitness issue.
Ruben successfully underwent surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon last night. He will miss the UEFA Europa League Final and England’s campaign at the Nations League finals and will spend the summer undergoing rehabilitation in order to resume full training as soon as possible.
-Source: Chelsea FC
Ruben himself also released a statement on his feelings regarding the injury, and how he will keep rooting for Chelsea while he recovers from this latest obstacle in his career.
Thank you so much for your well wishes. pic.twitter.com/0hlcQp5iOM— Ruben Loftus-Cheek (@rubey_lcheek) May 17, 2019
Difficult to describe how I’m feeling right now. More confusion than sadness.
My surgery went very well yesterday evening so I’m off to a good start! I’ll be watching and supporting from the sidelines for a little while so I wish the boys all the luck in the Europa League final and of course the Nations League finals
Coming back strong from an injury is something I’ve had to do all my life and I’ll do it again.
See you on the pitch as soon as possible
It is an unfortunate end to what has been a marvellous season for the 23-year-old midfielder, who went on to score 10 goals and shell out 5 assists in only 1,955 minutes of play from midfield in his first year under coach Maurizio Sarri. Now we can only hope he fully recovers from this issue, just so he can put himself back on track for years of dominating Premier League midfields.
Get well soon, RLC!