Chelsea loanee Charly Musonda is going to undergo yet another medical check after being excluded from Vitesse’s match squad this weekend, Tribal Football reports.
The 22-year-old Belgian missed the previous season completely after suffering a terrible knee ligament injury. He has since extended his stay at the Dutch club and even made several official appearances.
However, before what was supposed to be his first game from the start Musonda was withdrawn from the squad due to a recurring knee issue.
Vitesse manager Leonid Slutsky was visibly disappointed but not surprised speaking to De Gelderlander:
“Charly would start. We wanted to use him for an hour. It was too early for ninety minutes. But the old injury plays out. This is a chronic injury. It is difficult to return to the level after so much injury.
“I am in no way shocked. The concerns have been around for some time. The injury has been going on for some time.”
Chelsea have recalled Musonda for a medical check but it’s impossible to say now when Charly will be able to return to the pitch.
Recently, the attacking midfielder has expressed his desire to make a return to Stamford Bridge as a Chelsea player:
“I know people will doubt me because, after a year-and-a-half, they don’t know if I’m still the same player. But deep down, I know how good I can be. I want to show the world what I can do and, if I prove I’m still the same Charly Musonda, I’m 100% confident I can break back into the Chelsea team.
“Maybe it’s me being a bit naive or overconfident or just believing I can do it, but that has been my dream since I was 15 years old and that’s never changed. I want to wear the Chelsea shirt one more time.”