Thomas Tuchel Provides Update On Pulisic Ankle Injury, And It’s Great News For USMNT Fans

Many of us feared for the worst when Pulisic threw himself on to the Honduras field.

The USMNT injury updates include a mixed batch of good and bad news.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel gave a Christian Pulisic injury update after the American forward suffered a knock to the ankle during the USMNT’s 4-1 victory against Honduras. Good news U.S. and Chelsea fans, Pulisic will only be out for 10 days.

“For Christian, unfortunately he came yesterday on crutches and he has an ankle injury with about 10 days," Tuchel said.

Pulisic will miss Chelsea’s Premier League meeting with Aston Villa on Saturday along with the Champions League opener against Zenit on Tuesday. 

Prior to Pulisic’s knock, Gio Reyna and Sergiño Dest suffered injuries during the first World Cup qualifying window. Reyna is dealing with a hamstring injury and will be out longer than Pulisic. Borussia Dortmund reported he will miss several games, meaning he’s questionable for the next international window in October.

Dest will be out for a period too after he sprained his right ankle in the first half of the USMNT’s clash against Canada. 

It’s unclear how long the American right back will be out for. Spanish news outlet Marca reported that Dest’s knock is “a low-grade injury, but his availability will only be determined by how it evolves."

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