Enzo Fernandez issues fresh Chelsea injury update as Mauricio Pochettino sent West Ham message

Enzo Fernandez

Enzo Fernandez has provided an injury update on social media following surgery on a groin issue. The 23-year-old midfielder has recently begun a rehabilitation programme at Cobham training ground, sidelining him for the remainder of the season.

He featured 40 times for Chelsea across all competitions this term, scoring seven goals and providing three assists. His impressive performances helped the Blues reach the Carabao Cup final and FA Cup semi-final, while also mounting a late – and ambitious – bid for Europa League qualification.

While Fernandez has been ruled out of the west Londoners' final games, he could return to fitness in time to feature for Argentina at the Copa America this summer. With the maestro eager to help Lionel Messi get his hands on some more silverware, he's been working hard in the gym.

Enzo Fernandez
Enzo Fernandez lifting weights in the gym on his comeback from injury -Credit:Instagram –

Taking to Instagram ahead of Chelsea's clash against West Ham, Fernandez posted a picture of himself completing an exercise with a pair of dumbbells. Remaining coy on his rehabilitation, he reduced the caption to a couple of emojis – an hour glass and a white heart.

Earlier this week, Fernandez revealed just how painful his groin injury was. He said: "I wanted to let you know that my operation was successful everything went well thank God. I needed to get this surgery since I been dragging the pain for about 6 months.

"It was something I could avoid while constantly treating myself with injections and medications. But a few weeks ago the pain started to get more and more intense, without any of this taking effect, and it was worse as I trained and played annoyingly, but I didn't want to stop being in the games I had.

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"Whenever I got to play with Chelsea jersey, like the national team, I always try to do my best despite all this but I can't stand it anymore. Thank you for the messages, encouragement and your token of love always. Shout out to everyone I promise you I’m coming back stronger than ever."

Then, Pochettino offered Fernandez his condolences, backing his fellow countryman to improve next season. The Blues boss said: "For sure he is going to be much better next season, after the experience of the whole season in this squad and this team.

"He’s more experienced, he gets better feelings. The whole season is good for him to learn. Even if he is a world champion, he needs to adapt to the Premier League and to this club. For me, there is no doubt that he is going to be much better."