Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek says he has had to learn to walk again - football

Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek says he has had to learn to walk again



Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed he has had a number of setbacks in his return from a serious Achilles injury and he says he has even had to “learn to walk again”.
Loftus-Cheekruptured his Achilles tendon in a post-season friendly with the New England Revolution in May and initial fears were that the 23-year-old may miss 12 months of action.
The midfielder is still undergoing rehabilitation and it is still going to be some time before Loftus-Cheek is back to full fitness, but boss Frank Lampard recently claimed Loftus-Cheek wasstepping up his recovery by training outside.
The player himself, who says he was in the form of his life, before getting injured has refused to put a date on his return and has revealed how severe his injury was. Speaking to WOWHYDRATE,Loftus-Cheek said: ?To be honest I didn?t leave my house much, especially as I?ve been on crutches. I?ve just been playing on my Xbox, I?ve been on holiday once, it wasn?t great as my leg was in the cast so I couldn?t swim and it was really warm.?
 

 

 
?When it happened I turned and pushed off and I heard a clap, it was really loud and I thought someone had smashed me from behind. The referee gave a free-kick, he blew the whistle so he must have been close to me, but watching the tape back nobody was near me.
“As soon as I came out of my cast, I could barely lift my heel off the ground in a sitting position.
“To lift my leg up took maximum ef...
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