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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has struggled with injuries this season with the German international playing just 45 minutes of football this season.
Ahead of Saturday’s London derby against West Ham, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard revealed the latest on the injury recovery of Rudiger.
According to Lampard, Rudiger has recovered from his injury troubles but will need days or weeks to get fully fit to play.
“He’s getting closer, he had a really good week’s work,” Lampard said.
“The reality is he’s not played for a very long time so it’s a mini pre-season.
“Now the injury hopefully is over, we need to get him properly fit.
“He’s working very hard. It’s days and weeks rather than months which is great news for us.”