Chelsea fans have flocked to Twitter to offer words of encouragement for Ruben Loftus-Cheek after the midfielder suffered a devastating achilles tendon rupture against the New England Revolution in Boston.
Loftus-Cheek left the Gillette Stadium on crutches after being forced off in the 68th minute and Chelsea’s worst fears were realised when a scan displayed the severity of the damage.
The Chelsea youth product issued a powerful message to Blues supporters on his Twitter account after undergoing successful surgery on his return to London.
After suffering from back injuries throughout the season, Loftus-Cheek began to establish himself as a regular in Maurizio Sarri’s side, appearing in each of the club’s last 15 Premier League matches.
Loftus-Cheek is Chelsea’s fourth-highest scorer this season with ten goals in all competitions, but the Blues will now be forced to face Arsenal in the Europa League final without their influential central midfielder.
The 23-year-old joins fellow academy graduate Callum Hudson-Odoi on the sidelines, also with a severe achilles tear, but Chelsea supporters are confident that their rising star will be back to his best.
Here’s a look below at how Chelsea fans responded to Loftus-Cheek’s message on Twitter…
We really are going to miss you in the team but we know both you and Callum will come back stronger than ever. You made it together, you go through the best times together, you go through the worst times together.
We’re all going to be here waiting for you ?
— Uber Chelsea FC ? (@UberCheIseaFC) May 17, 2019
Youll be back stronger than ever & future Captain ??
— DonkeysOut (@CarvalhoJTElite) May 17, 2019
This isn’t the end Ruben, it’s just a minor hiccup.
— Ethan ??????? (@TheChelsTalks) May 17, 2019
I know this will only make you stronger and more hungry, but I’m heartbroken for you nonetheless. You are our future captain!! We all love you! ?
— Kristen ‘The 12th Woman’ (@kfranksnell) May 17, 2019
Best of luck with your recovery Ruben. These things happen and it’s how you bounce back that is what people will remember. Looking forward to seeing you in a Blue shirt again soon ??
— George Benson (@MrGeorgeBenson) May 17, 2019
We’re all rooting for you Rubes.
Rest easy, rehab well & come back stronger when you’re ready.
— Mark Worrall (@gate17marco) May 17, 2019
You’ve Overcome before & you’ll overcome again ?
Congrats on a Great season Back.?
One of the main reasons we got to this European Final & hopefully the boys can see it thru ???
See you soon Bro.
— Forward ?™ (@Forward_100) May 17, 2019
This is heartbreaking to read! It’s just sad that when things finally are going your way, something or the other breaks the momentum.
Come back stronger champ, we’ll be waiting for you.
— Sripad (@falsewinger) May 17, 2019