Ruben Loftus-Cheek revealed to the Chelsea fans the agony of having to learn to walk again past his Achilles tendon injury.
The midfielder had to undergo surgery after tearing his Achilles and has been recovering since May.
He is still ways away from making his return to the pitch but the progress in the rehabilitation room has been positive. He said, “I’ve had to learn to walk again and I’ve only just got pain free but for sure I’m going to come back stronger, sharper and do whatever I can to be in better shape.
“Before I got injured I was playing my best football. I’ve missed feeling tired from running, from hard work, that feeling of being in a game again. Everything I’ve been working towards is for the feeling of stepping back onto that pitch again and I’m ready to go.”
The 23-year-old continued, “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 effort, with a big injury it’s really hard, you don’t see a difference everyday, you don’t wake up and think it’s a lot better every morning, it’s over a period of time. It’s more exciting the closer I get to making my comeback, the more I keep pushing I will be there soon.”