Romelu Lukaku’s agent provides update on Chelsea star’s ankle injury

Romelu Lukaku suffered an ankle injury in Chelsea’s win over Malmo (Picture: Getty)

Romelu Lukaku’s agent is hopeful the Chelsea striker could be back sooner than anticipated from the ankle injury he sustained in last night’s win over Malmo.

The summer signing from Inter was forced off midway through the opening period following a challenge by Swedish defender Lasse Nielsen.

Lukaku had been in the midst of a six-game run without a goal and had looked certain to miss this weekend’s match against Norwich City but his representative, Federico Pastorello, has offered a more upbeat assessment.

Romelu Lukaku was injured following a challenge by Lasse Nielsen (Picture: Getty)

‘I was very worried,’ he told Sky Sports news. ‘Romelu is a player who really wants to play and the fact he stayed lying on the pitch so long after the penalty, it doesn’t look good to me because he is someone who immediately stands up.

‘The fact he was down for four minutes, I was with Petr Cech and I told him while watching the game that it was something I was scared about because he isn’t one to make a fake scene.

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‘When he stood up I thought it is not a good sign and now we are waiting for the exams so we will know something more soon.

‘But if you see the pictures and the video of the injury, the position of the ankle is really under the weight of the body but he is a strong boy and he wants so much to play every game so he will be back stronger soon I am sure.

‘He was very sad actually yesterday as a first reaction but everybody was seeing he was playing a good game and I am 100 per cent sure he would have scored goals [had he stayed on].

‘He was on fire but he is really concentrated and will be focused on his recovery as soon as possible.

‘He has his physio at home so he is working hard every evening even before he goes to sleep so if there is a time to come back it will be earlier than planned.’

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