“I won’t need an operation” – David Luis delivers update on knee injury
The 2015/2016 Premier League season for Chelsea is one that would go down as the most underwhelming in the last decade. Jose Mourinho led the club to a catastrophic Premier League start and he was handed a matching order after which Guus Hiddinks took over the helms of Chelsea’s management. They did not only finished outside the top four but were 10th position on the log at the close of the season.
However, since the appointment of Antonio Conte, Chelsea have been reveling in the ambiance of great form. Currently sitting 10points ahead of second spot on the EPL Log, Chelsea are clear favourite to clinch the title but one man has been a standout performer for the Blues since the start of this season, and is David Luis, who announced that he will not be needing surgery for the niggling knee injury that has bedeviled his career lately.
The Brazil born centre-back made an unprecedented return to stamford Bridge last summer after spending two years with Paris Saint Germain. The 29-year-old has been using strapping to play on his right knee since December as a result of a clash with Sergio Aguerro. The player dismissed reports that he will be needing a corrective surgery.
Ahead of the interlull, the defensive stalwart was speaking to The Evening Standard and he said:
“The international break gives me a good chance to rest my knee. It’s a very good thing for me.
“Only I feel the pain so nobody knows [how hard it’s been to cope with]. But we have amazing medical staff and they have been great with me.
“Every single match, every single player they are there for every player. They have helped me a lot.
“I won’t need an operation in the summer. But it’s very good for me to rest, not just the knee, but the body as well.
“I am disappointed to not be in the Brazil squad, but I respect the decision. I’m playing regularly and trying to do my best to come back [into the squad]. Have I been told why I wasn’t picked? No.”
Chelsea host Crystal Palace in the League after the international break, Luis and teammates will be looking to pounce on Sam Allardyce’s men.