Antonio Conte has revealed that the knee injury keeping Chelsea defender, David Luiz sidelined is a serious one, but hopes for a speedy recovery.
The Brazil international centre back has been in and out of the squad this season, due to a fluctuating form.
However, knee injury has ensured Luiz stays on the sidelines and Conte is hoping to have him back soon.
“David has an inflammation in the knee and we are trying to solve this situation with the doctor,” Conte told reporters at a news conference ahead of Saturday’s clash with Southampton.
“It’s important to assess the situation day by day and to try to solve this problem. I don’t know when he’s able to come back, but for sure we are trying to sort his situation.
“The player is working apart [from the rest of the team] and the last days he was outside and in the pool.
“Today he was swimming and out on the pitch to run a bit, but very slowly. This is a serious problem, but we hope to solve it as soon as possible.
“I think every player is frustrated when they don’t play, especially when injured. For sure, there’s a lot of frustration for the injury and because every player wants to try to put difficulty into the coach’s choices.
“I understand, I was a player and when I was injured I was very sad because you want to feel well and be ready for the competition and training. But injuries are part of the job.”