The Red Devils and Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, hit in the right ankle during the Blues’ victory (4-0) on Wednesday in the Champions League against Malmö, should be absent “A few days” according to Thomas Tuchel.
The Blues striker suffers from “ankle twist“, said Tuchel. The Belgian international was hit in the opponent’s box by Lasse Nielsen while he had passed in force in the heart of the Swedish defense.
The fault was sanctioned with a penalty, converted by Jorginho (21st), but Lukaku first stayed on the ground holding his ankle, then asked for the change a few minutes later and then limped off the pitch.
During Wednesday’s meeting, the German striker Timo Werner also came out, 20 minutes later, for a muscle injury.
“They will be + out + a few days, I guess“, estimated Tuchel who will have to”find solutions, not excuses“to win without his two attackers.
Before the game against Malmö, the German technician pointed out the fatigue of his Belgian star: “I think he played too much this summer, and with the national team […] I feel he’s a little mentally tired“, Tuchel said to justify the less good shot of his striker, who has not scored with the Blues for 7 games now.