Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta posts injury update on Twitter

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The Spaniard says he will be back soon from a groin injury picked up against Newcastle United.

Chelsea star Cesar Azpilicueta has given a positive injury update on his official Twitter account.

The Spanish international Tweeted a photo of him undergoing some hydro-recovery, with the welcome message that he would 'be back soon'.

During the early stages of Chelsea's eventually comfortable win against Newcastle United at the weekend Chelsea struggled at first to cope with the Toon. On several occasions Newcastle came close, one instance in the first half it even left one member of the chasing pack down and out of the game.

Azpilicueta pulled up lame in a chase with Remy Cabella, appearing to hold his groin.

Azpilicueta has become Chelsea's first-choice left-back over the past 12 months and his absence would be unwelcome for Chelsea fans as well as Jose Mourinho.

A report in the International Business Times this week put Azpilicueta's recovery at around 10 days , ruling him out of the Premier League game against Sunderland and first-leg of Chelsea's League Cup semi-final with Liverpool.

However Chelsea fans will hope his recent post is a sign that he is making a swift recovery and will be back in action in the not-so-distant future. In the meanwhile summer signing Felipe Luis is set to deputise.

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