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Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic hasn’t featured for the club since New Year’s Day 1-1 draw against Brighton where he suffered an adductor injury.
It was expected that the 21-year-old would be out of action for just a couple of weeks, but he never returned until the league was suspended in early March.
Pulisic now revealed that he made a huge mistake by not taking the injury seriously at first.
“I didn’t take it as seriously as I think I should have,” he told Sky Sports, while reflecting on the injury blow.
“It was one of those you felt you could do a lot of things but you try to push it that one extra step and realise it’s not ready yet.
“It was a frustrating process but I’m feeling good and ready to go again.”
Just before the league was suspended, Pulisic returned to training along with long-term absentee Ruben Loftus-Cheek, much to Frank Lampard’s delight.
“We just had an in-house game here which Ruben and Christian Pulisic took part in,” Lampard said Friday.
“It’s great to see Christian get some minutes. He’s short of match fitness but it’s the first time the injury has felt at a level to get him on a big pitch in a relatively competitive match. That’s a big step forward, hopefully.”