- Rudiger says his recovery is going fine.
- I can’t wait to get back on the Pitch.
The game against Manchester United in April was Rudiger’s last game of the season for the Blues. He suffered a knee injury in the Blues’ 1-1 draw with Manchester United, earlier this month the 26-year-old hurt same knee.
The German international traveled to Rome for Surgery on the knee, though successful, was not enough to see the German return to action. The extent of his injury would see him sidelined for the rest of the season.
His absence has seen Christensen back in the Blues starting line-up. Chelsea earned a spot in next season Uefa Champions league due to a third-place finish in the Premier League and also a chance to contest for the Uefa Super Cup courtesy of their Uefa Europa League triumph over Arsenal.
During a post-match interview in Azerbaijan the center-back said:
“Everything is going well, I’m very very happy with the process and hoping to be back as soon as possible,” he said, speaking to Chelsea’s official Twitter account in Baku.
“They [the surgeons] went into my knee, so I have to wait and see for the [healing] process and the only one who decides is my knee itself!
“It’s not my first operation, I’m experienced in this. I can be very happy at the time when it happens [returning to full fitness].
“There’s never a good time for an injury, but this time I’m very happy so I can be fit for the new season.
“[Being ready for the next campaign] is my target, my aim – there’s not much holiday for me. I just want to be as soon as possible back on the pitch, stronger and better.”
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However, Rudiger’s return may be to a different Chelsea due to the speculations surrounding both Hazard’s and Sarri’s future with the club. the former is strongly linked with a move to the Bernabeu in the summer and the latter has been questioned of his managerial capabilities.
Savechelsea.net reported earlier Chelsea considering a new contract for Rudiger.
Rudiger joined Chelsea from Roma in 2017 though he still has 3 years left on his contract, though reports suggest that both parties are working on new contract terms which will see the German international earn above £100,000 weekly wage.
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