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New Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell has hailed the support he got from the medical team as he has made his recovery from injury and is set for an awesome season with Chelsea this term.
Chelsea signed Chilwell with an injury which he sustained in Leicester’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace following the restart of last season after the lockdown.
Chilwell sat out the end of last season with the Foxes and wasn’t involved in pre-season games with Chelsea.
Having now recovered from the injury and gradually being introduced to the team, the 23-year-old has thanked the medical team for the work they have done and has declared himself as fit as ever.
“It was a plantar fascia injury and with that you can’t come back too quickly because it just aggravates it,” he said.
“It’s been frustrating because when you join a new club, you want to train and play straight away and help the team but it was one of those things that if I rushed it, I would have made it a lot worse.
“Credit to the staff here because they’ve helped me a lot in terms of managing the load and making sure when I do come back that I’m fully fit and touch wood not going to have another episode where it might flare up again. That’s the reason for building me back into the match minutes slowly because it’s important I get it right.
“I feel fit now. I played 65 minutes against Tottenham a few days ago and felt very fit. I knew going into that game it would only be a 60 or 65-minute job for myself because it’s an injury where I can’t miss steps out and just jump to playing 90 minutes straight away.
“I felt fine after the game which was positive and I trained today ready for the weekend so fitness-wise I feel very good.”