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Chelsea star Christian Pulisic has missed the club’s last 5 games with an adductor injury. The 21-year-old has been missed, as Frank Lampard’s side has struggled to break down some teams.
Pulisic hasn’t featured for Chelsea since New Year’s Day after he injured himself in training ahead of the FA Cup third round win against Nottingham Forest.
Pulisic has had his own share of injury worries this season, and his international manager Gregg Berhalter has said he’s “comfortable” with where the Chelsea star is at, despite the fact that the player is dealing with yet another muscle injury.
“One thing about Christian is he’s adapting to the Premier League,” Berhalter said on a conference call with reporters. “He played a lot of games in a short period of time over Christmas. The injury didn’t appear to be that significant. He’s working through that rehab. He should be back training soon in full training.
“This is part of it, a young player playing at an extremely competitive level, and it takes a physical toll on your body and him coming to terms of that is something that’s normal for the process of adapting.
“So we’re we are comfortable with where he’s at. We’re working with our medical staff to make sure that you know, you can be strong and fit and compete in these [qualifying] games.”