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Conte Doesn’t Know When ‘Frustrated’ Luiz Will Be Back

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte admits that there is no timeframe on the return of David Luiz from injury at the moment. Luiz has been struggling with a knee problem for several weeks and has not been able to train fully.

Conte says the prognosis is not clear, “We are trying to sort the situation with the doctor,’ said the Blues boss. ‘It’s important to assess the situation day by day and to try to solve the problem.

“I don’t know when he will be able to come back with us but, for sure, with the doctor and medical department we are trying to sort the situation.

“The player is working apart and in the last few days he was in the pool. Today I saw him on the pitch trying to run a bit, but very slowly.”

Conte said the frustration of slow recovery is weighing on the Brazilian, “Every player is frustrated when they don’t play, especially when they have an injury. For sure there is a lot of frustration about the injury because every player wants the training sessions and the chance to give the coach difficulty in his choices.

“I understand because I was a player, when I was injured I felt very bad and sad because you want to be available for the session, to be in contention for the competition, but injuries are part of the job.”


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