USMNT Star Christian Pulisic Suffers an Injury Setback

United States' Christian Pulisic (10) dribbles the ball during the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final match between Jamaica and United States at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee in 2019. Photo by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media/CSM/Shutterstock (10327487bj)

USMNT and Chelsea star winger Christian Pulisic won’t return to the field just yet. Pulisic, who has been out since late December with leg muscle issues, has suffered an injury setback and will have his status re-evaluated following the winter break in Premier League.

The news was revealed to the reporters by Chelsea’s manager Frank Lampard. According to Lampard, the plan was to have Pulisic ready by the last week, but things didn’t work out in his favor.

“We tried to get him out there last week, step it up a little bit, but we had to pull out of that,” said Lampard. “The break might have come at a good time, it buys us a couple of weeks.”

Lampard also reiterated that the team misses Pulisic on the pitch, as he was in the middle of a great run before the injury.

“Of course, you miss him. He’s a quality player and he was having a really good patch pre-Christmas. Others have to stand up too, but of course we’ll be happy when he’s back,” he added.

Christian Pulisic made 16 appearances in Premier League in 2019/20, scoring six goals and adding two assists. He also scored one goal in four games in UEFA Champions League.

Due to injuries, Pulisic wasn’t a part of USMNT’s teams in recent months, having made his last feature in CONCACAF Nations League in early October.