Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

Chelsea forward Christopher Nkunku suffered a massive knee injury during the Blues' recent pre-season friendly against German side Borussia Dortmund. The Mauricio Pochettino-led team managed to salvage a 1-1 draw thanks to U-21 England forward Mason Burstow at Soldier Field in Chicago.

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Coming back to  Nkunku's injury, the Frenchman went down after being tackled by German defender  Mats Hummels at the 20-minute mark before being replaced by Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk. Immediately after the incident, physios rushed to the middle and carried off the 26-year-old. 

Nkunku was later spotted with an ice pack around his left knee as he watched the game from the bench. Towards the dying moments of the match, the Frenchman was spotted walking around the pitch with a slight limp while indicating that he is fine in a video that has been making the rounds on social media.

Addressing Christopher Nkunku's injury, Mauricio Pochettino hoped that his injury isn't a major issue as the medical staff needs a few days to assess the damage. Speaking in the post-match presser, the Argentine manager said,  "The doctors are checking him hopefully it is not a big issue but when he fell in the action maybe it was a penalty. 

"Had the chance to score. But he feels something in his knee but hopefully, it is not a big issue and that he can be quick with the team. Now we need a few days to assess him and until we get back to London it is difficult to know,"  Pochettino  continued.

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Further, the Chelsea manager disregarded the role of the pitch at Soldier Field, which received a lot of criticism and deemed the incident as 'bad luck'.  He added, "I didn’t see the action but it not about to complaining. Always we take some risks because the pitch is not perfect because they are using it for different sports and that is sometimes the risk of the tour, yes. But I think it was a bit unlucky in the situation but we cannot complain about the pitch and to blame the pitch for why he suffered the injury. For me it was bad luck."