Lukaku’s agent reveals what he told Cech about Lukaku’s injury

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Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku suffered an ankle injury in the Champions League clash against Malmo on Wednesday night.

Lukaku got off injured after 20 minutes after a tackle in the penalty box by Swedish defender Lasse Nielsen. The Belgian won a penalty for the team but had to leave immediately after as he seemed to have twisted his ankle in the process.

Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello, has revealed that he told Chelsea legend Petr that he was worried about Lukaku’s injury when the striker laid on the ground for too long.

“I was very worried,” he told Sky Sports news. “Romelu is a player who really wants to play and the fact he stayed lying on the pitch so long after the penalty, it doesn’t look good to me because he is someone who immediately stands up.

“The fact he was down for four minutes, I was with Petr Cech and I told him while watching the game that it was something I was scared about because he isn’t one to make a fake scene.

“When he stood up I thought it is not a good sign and now we are waiting for the exams so we will know something more soon.

“But if you see the pictures and the video of the injury, the position of the ankle is really under the weight of the body but he is a strong boy and he wants so much to play every game so he will be back stronger soon I am sure.

“He was very sad actually yesterday as a first reaction but everybody was seeing he was playing a good game and I am 100 per cent sure he would have scored goals [had he stayed on].

“He was on fire but he is really concentrated and will be focused on his recovery as soon as possible.

“He has his physio at home so he is working hard every evening even before he goes to sleep so if there is a time to come back it will be earlier than planned.”

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