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Christian Pulisic will miss two months with a knee injury


Christian Pulisic faces up to two months out with a knee injury, Chelsea manager Graham Potter said on Wednesday.

The American striker injured his right knee in Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City last week.

“Christian is going to be out for a few months we think. Hopefully it will be less, but that’s the timeframe there,” Potter said ahead of Thursday’s Premier League game against Fulham.

This is the latest injury setback for Pulisic, whose Chelsea career has been plagued by fitness issues.

The 24-year-old former Borussia Dortmund player had started all three of Chelsea’s games since returning from the World Cup in Qatar but was sent off after 22 minutes against City.

The United States have friendlies against Serbia on January 26 and Colombia on January 29.

Pulisic’s injury is the latest blow for Chelsea, with Reece James, Raheem Sterling, N’Golo Kante, Wesley Fofana and Ben Chilwell among the list of sidelined players.

Potter will dispose of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang after a back problem prevented the striker from taking part in Sunday’s 4-0 loss to City in the FA Cup.

Chelsea have also been boosted by the signing of Atletico Madrid striker Joao Felix on loan until the end of the season.

“He’s a quality player, and he’ll make the difference in the final third of the pitch,” Potter said. “He is young, but has a very good experience. The signing gives everyone a boost.

“He’s a good age and he can play as a second striker between the lines and make a difference in the final third. We’re looking forward to working with him.”

Associated Press report.

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