Lukaku posts injury update as he receives treatment for twisted ankle

Injured Romelu Lukaku shares a photo of himself receiving treatment on the ankle he twisted against Malmo as the Chelsea striker recharges his batteries after missing Norwich thrashing

  • Romelu Lukaku was forced off during Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Malmo last week
  • The Belgium striker is now facing up to a month out because of a twisted ankle
  • The 28-year-old took to Twitter to post an photo of him receiving treatment 
  • He missed the league win over Norwich and could miss Newcastle and Burnley

Romelu Lukaku has provided Chelsea fans with an update following the injury blow he suffered against Malmo last week. 

The Belgian striker limped off in the first-half of Chelsea’s convincing 4-0 win in the Champions League after twisting his ankle. 

The 28-year-old took to Twitter on Monday to post an update for anxious supporters, sharing a photo of himself laid back on a sofa receiving treatment on the injured ankle.

Romelu Lukaku posted a photo of himself receiving treatment to his injured right ankle

The striker required treatment on the pitch after appearing to twist his ankle against Malmo

The 28-year-old tweeted the battery and clock emojis in the caption alongside the photo

In the caption, he simply posted battery and clock emojis followed by an ellipsis, hinting that he is resting and recharging before making a return to the pitch. 

The £98million-signing now faces a spell on the sidelines with Blues boss Thomas Tuchel confirming he will be without the striker for at least two games. 

‘I don’t think it makes any sense that we go into speculation about how long it’s going to be. The fact is you never know,’ Tuchel said before Chelsea thrashed winless Norwich 7-0 last Saturday.

‘Things can be shorter or longer than expected. One thing I can tell you for sure is that that they are both in treatment and both feeling positive. They are not too worried. Out of the next two games for sure and then we’ll see.’ 

Lukaku was forced off early and boss Thomas Tuchel has said he will miss at least two games

Chelsea face a striker shortage with Timo Werner also expected to be sidelined for some time

But other reports suggest that the worse case scenario could see Lukaku out for four weeks which would mean he misses league games against Newcastle and Burnley, as well as a Carabao Cup tie with Southampton and the return fixture against Malmo.  

Timo Werner doubled Chelsea’s injury woes as he also trudged off the pitch after suffering a hamstring strain in the Champions League victory. 

He is expected to miss the Carabao Cup clash against Southampton but there are concerns the Germany star could spend a longer period on the sidelines. 

Both forwards were absent as Chelsea hosted Norwich at the weekend but they weren’t missed as Tuchel’s side thumped the Canaries 7-0.

Chelsea thrashed Norwich 7-0 at Stamford Bridge, despite Lukaku and Werner being absent

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