Frank Lampard delivers positive injury update on Chelsea FC midfielder

Chelsea FC boss Frank Lampard reveals that Ruben Loftus-Cheek is making "good" progress in his recovery from injury

Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard (Photo: YouTube)

Frank Lampard has revealed that Chelsea FC midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is making “good” progress in his recovery from injury but he is not yet near to being match-fit.

The England midfielder has been sidelined since rupturing his Achilles tendon on May, with the 23-year-old enduring a number of setbacks on his road to recovery.

Indeed, Loftus-Cheek is yet to make an appearance for Chelsea FC this season as he continues to work on his fitness levels behind closed doors.

The midfielder posted an update from Chelsea FC’s Cobham training ground last week to reveal that he was finally training outdoors as he continues his recovery.

However, Lampard has now revealed that the midfielder is still far away from being fit enough to make a return to action for the first team at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking at a news conference on Friday before Chelsea FC’s trip to Spurs on Sunday, Lampard said: “Ruben’s making good progress which is really positive, but he’s nowhere near contention for matchplay yet.”

Chelsea FC are looking to try and finish in the top four in Lampard’s first campaign in charge.

During the hectic festive period, they will take on Southampton, Arsenal and Brighton in the top flight.

They will then play Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup on 5 January.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Roy Keane
World Cup 2022: Roy Keane ‘can’t believe’ Brazil celebrations against South Korea
Alisson vs Ederson
Alisson vs Ederson Stats – What Do The Numbers Say?
Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Fabrizio Romano: 'Matter of time' until Erik ten Hag is unveiled as new Man United boss
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Roy Keane
World Cup 2022: Roy Keane ‘can’t believe’ Brazil celebrations against South Korea
Alisson vs Ederson
Alisson vs Ederson Stats – What Do The Numbers Say?
Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Fabrizio Romano: 'Matter of time' until Erik ten Hag is unveiled as new Man United boss
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature