Malo Gusto returns to Chelsea for treatment after new signing suffers injury on loan at Lyon
- Gusto signed for Chelsea in January
- Was loaned back to Lyon to continue development
- Injured against Troyes
WHAT HAPPENED? The full-back became Chelsea's seventh January acquisition but was sent back on loan to Lyon so that he could continue to get minutes under his belt with the Ligue 1 side. However, he suffered a hamstring injury against Troyes in early February which has forced him to return to London to for rehabilitation at Chelsea's training facilities in Cobham.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Gusto missed the match against Lens with Laurent Blanc confirming: "He still has discomfort...but [it] wasn't a tear." However, it seems that the Blues did not want to take any risk and hence called the player back for treatment with his parent club.
WHAT THEY SAID? In a statement, Chelsea said: "Malo Gusto is to spend time at Cobham rehabilitating from an injury. The right-back, who signed for Chelsea in January, returned on loan to his previous club Lyon but having now been ruled out of action, he is expected to remain in England for a period of time under the supervision of our medical staff. Before the injury, the 19-year-old added two more appearances to the 15 he made for Lyon this season prior to his signing for Chelsea."
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Chelsea's newest: Malo Gusto! 👋 pic.twitter.com/wIQ3LkNR9p— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 29, 2023
WHAT NEXT FOR CHELSEA? The Blues will be in action against Southampton on Saturday in the Premier League.