Sporting a multi-week beard and presumably the fresh smell of pine, tar, and hobo chic, Christian Pulisic emerged from the woods of Stoke d’Abernon today and rejoined his fellow Blues at the training ground.
Pulisic had been the stuff of local legend, like the Yeti or the Sasquatch, but his sighting has been confirmed on social media by Mason Mount, and then by the man himself as well. The children of Cobham can now sleep easy.
Look at that smile! Pulisic looks so happy to be back in training. Just in time to rescue Graham Potter’s job pic.twitter.com/hAXKA74uTu— USMNT vs Haters (@USMNTvsHaters) February 22, 2023
Without any official word, it’s unclear in what capacity Pulisic may have participated in Wednesday’s session, but he did caption the photo with “back outside” and that’s certainly a positive step. He was expected to be out for a couple months with the knee injury he suffered against Manchester City in early January, which would put him right on track for an early-March return.
In other training ground news, young midfielder (and occasional right back) Leo Castledine has joined the first-team group this week — presumably to replace César Azpilicueta, who’s in concussion protocol this week. Always nice to see the kids getting their well earned rewards!