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Chelsea boss Tuchel gives Ben Chilwell's injury update.

Chilwell was forced off with a knee injury in Chelsea's midweek Champions League clash with Serie A club Juve.

England international Ben Chilwell suffered an injury to his knee in Chelsea's UCL win over Juve [GETTY]
England international Ben Chilwell suffered an injury to his knee in Chelsea's UCL win over Juve [GETTY]

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that left-back Ben Chilwell will be out of action for a while because he suffered an ACL injury during their 4-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League.

The former Leicester City full-back Chilwell had to go off the Stamford Bridge pitch on Wednesday after colliding with Juve midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

And, after the Blues' tie with the Italian giants, Tuchel wasn't sure of what might have happened to Chilwell, but on Friday, the German admitted that the injury Chilwell sustained was more serious than he initially thought.

"Ben has a partial injury of his ACL, and the decision is to treat it conservatively," Tuchel told a news conference.

"And the next six weeks will tell the story actually if he makes it and if he will be fully available after the six weeks, or if he needs surgery after that.

"Right now I only care about the six weeks, we are very positive because the first redaction of his body is very positive.

"Hopefully it stays like this so now the full focus of everybody is on the next six weeks, to try to bring him back to play.

"It's a very responsible decision, so there's no rush, no pressure."

Tuchel continued: "We need to talk about it again in six weeks, maybe we don't need to talk about it because everything is fine.

"This is the best case, it does not help if we start now speaking about worst cases, because there is also a best-case scenario.

"The next weeks will determine the direction. Right now, this is what we have. There is never a good moment for big injuries and injuries in general.

"This for him personally is a very bad moment, because he was so good and so full of confidence, he was a huge part of our performances and victories in recent weeks. It's a shame and very sad.

"But he's actually in the moment very positive because his body reacted very positively to the first treatments and to the injury.

"So after a while, you have to refocus and focus on the positive things. And that's now the next weeks to do everything possible he can to come back and help us on the pitch."

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