Tuchel Gives Update On Silva’s Recovery From Injury
Tuchel gives update on Silva’s recovery from injury.
Brazilian was injured in the win over Tottenham and will miss Thursday’s FA Cup trip to Barnsley. Thomas Tuchel has admitted Chelsea cannot rush linchpin defender Thiago Silva’s recovery from a thigh issue.
Brazil stalwart Silva will miss Thursday’s FA Cup trip to Barnsley, with Chelsea boss Tuchel conceding the Blues simply have to stay patient with the 36-year-old’s recovery. The commanding centr -back pulled up in Chelsea’s 1-0 win at Tottenham and then missed Sunday’s 2-1 victory at Sheffield United.
Tuchels latest update on the decorated defender’s recovery suggests Silva could yet be a doubt for Monday’s Premier League clash with Newcastle at Stamford Bridge. Thiago’s out; he’s feeling better and better all the time and he’s getting a lot of treatment,” said Tuchel. “I know him very well from the last few years together at PSG, so we can all be absolutely sure that Thiago’s spending absolutely every minute available to speed up the process of healing.
“But it takes its time, it’s a muscle injury, we cannot force it; we cannot pull the grass to make it grow faster. That’s how it is with muscle injuries, so he’s out for tomorrow for sure.”Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech will start at Barnsley as Tuchel rotates resources and hands a number of fringe players the chance to impress.