The latest on the Kurt Zouma injury is that he has been back in training for a couple of months. Yet Antonio Conte has made it clear that he will not be rushed back into the team.
Zouma was ruled out for the season in February with an ankle injury, but progress has been cautious during his recovery. He is back training with the first team squad in Austria but is not expected to be in contention for the start of the season. Due to his age and the career he has ahead of him, it is good to know
Kurt Zouma Injury Setback
The Kurt Zouma injury was a bitter blow.
The French defender had just established himself as a first-team regular. With a reputation as a quality centre-back with his pace and committed physical approach.
Last season Kurt Zouma injury free had started 21 Premier League games and had pushed Gary Cahill down the pecking order.
Zouma’s size and presence also made him a formidable threat at set pieces allowing him to add the odd goal to his defensive contribution. A favourite with Chelsea fans, who boom out ‘Zouma!’ every time he makes a key tackle, header or interception.
Once Zouma is fit again, his focus should be on regaining his place in the Chelsea squad.
Although there is reported interest from other clubs, including Arsenal, fans will be hoping this talk does not come to fruition, and he returns to his best at Stamford Bridge as soon as possible.
If Zouma stays at Stamford Bridge, it is likely the French defender will have a big part to play in rebuilding the Chelsea squad.
With John Terry likely to have a smaller role than in previous seasons, Zouma has the potential to assert himself as Chelsea’s first choice central defender.
If he can do that, then the future for Chelsea and Zouma is bright.
The sight of Zouma back in training is obviously great news for Chelsea, although Conte revealed that he is not taking part in any contact work just yet and stressed that the player needs more time to rehabilitate an injury that the manager is all too familiar with.