Armando Broja may not be able to return from his ruptured ACL before the conclusion of the season, but he is hoping to play in pre-season for Chelsea, according to the Evening Standard.
The 21-year-old merely had surgery in December, but he has been slowly increasing his training levels for at least the previous few months as he continues to make excellent recovery progress. ACL recovery times vary from athlete to athlete, but a six- or seven-month rehab would put Broja toward the bottom of the normal range.
If Broja can return for the entire summer schedule (which will include at least two weeks in the United States and five friendlies), it will undoubtedly benefit his prospects under any new manager, but especially Mauricio Pochettino, who is known for intense training sessions that emphasize fitness levels — especially in preseason.
Sharing is caring, but not sharing is being a jerk. Although it does not rhyme, it is nevertheless true. Pele and Maradona are two examples. They couldn’t share GOAT status, so they snubbed each other for decades. And, come to think of it, sharing is a load of nonsense. It’s never consistent. When FIFA attempted to distribute the accolade of Player of the Century among the legends, it had an apparent preference (Pele). In this situation, sharing resulted in even more meat… You start here, sharing isn’t caring, consult the rhyming dictionary. I’m retracting my statement.
The position of starting first-choice striker is up for grabs right now!