Chelsea's Burnley loanee Chalobah confirms return from injury

Nathaniel Chalobah

Nathaniel Chalobah has confirmed that he is fully recovered from injury, and is ready for action with Burnley.

The young midfielder has made just two substitute appearances for the Clarets since joining the newly promoted Premier League side on loan on transfer deadline day, having been out of action through injury.

In an Under-21 Premier League tie with Hull City, Chalobah - who was playing to speed up his return to match fitness - received a strike to the throat, ruling him out of the Clarets last game prior to the international break, as well as the two crucial England Under-21 ties with Croatia.

The 19-year-old has 19 caps for the Young Lions, but he missed the 2015 European Under-21 Championship play-off fixtures, and he will be hoping that a positive season of first-team football with Burnley will allow him to fight his way back into Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Finals tournament next year.

It promises to be a tough season for the Clarets in the Premier League, with the side as of yet failing to win a game, but Chalobah has confirmed that he is fully fit now - and could be in line to make his full debut on Sunday, with the club hosting Everton.

Quoted by the official FA website, Chalobah said: "I was gutted to miss the Croatia games because I’d played quite a lot leading up to that point but well done to Gareth and the squad, they really deserve it.

"I just got a whack in my throat and fractured the cartilage in my throat. The doctor said it needed two weeks to heal with no contact, so I couldn’t be involved with the Under-21s.

"But everything’s fine now. I’ve got another scan on it but I’m good to go."

The confirmation of Chalobah’s return will be welcome news for Burnley, who are in the midst of an injury crisis with a number of out of action midfielders still on the road to recovery.

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