Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta taking rehab ‘step by step’ after head injury

Cesar Azpilicueta is taking his rehabilitation “step by step” as he begins his restoration from the head injury he suffered in Chelsea’s defeat by Southampton on Saturday.

The Spaniard needed to be taken from the sector on a stretcher after taking a blow to the head from Sekou Mara following the Southampton ahead’s tried overhead kick.

The sport was paused for round 10 minutes as Azpilicueta obtained remedy, earlier than being taken off the pitch sporting a neck brace.


It’s understood Mara reached out to Azpilicueta within the hours after the incident to test on his situation.

“It was scary, largely for different individuals round, for my household,” Azpilicueta advised the membership’s official web site on Wednesday.

“The very last thing I bear in mind was when the nook was going to be kicked. The very first thing after I awakened was when the followers have been singing my title.”

Chelsea won’t rush their membership captain again into motion and given the severity of the injury will take each precaution mandatory.

He’s persevering with his restoration at Cobham and watched first-team coaching this week.

“I now have a few days to recuperate nicely after which begin progressing my method again to the pitch,” Azpilicueta added.

“Now we have to take it step by step”.

The Soccer Affiliation’s guidelines round concussion protocols say that the earliest knowledgeable participant can return to motion is after six days, with that restoration timeframe beginning at midnight on the day of the injury.

Chelsea are subsequent in motion at Tottenham on Sunday with Leeds their following sport on March 4.

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