Watford midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah steps up recovery from knee injury

Chalobah had surgery in September after fracturing a kneecap and has been out for five months

Jack Pitt-Brooke
Wednesday 21 February 2018 17:11
The 23-year-old has made just five appearances this season
The 23-year-old has made just five appearances this season

Watford and England midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah will start running outdoors again next week as he steps up recovery from his knee injury.

Chalobah has been back working in the gym at Watford’s training ground after spending time doing rehabilitation at St George’s Park.

Chalobah had surgery in late September after fracturing a kneecap and has now been out for five months.

The midfielder made a bright start to his Watford career

There is no clear timescale yet on when Chalobah will return to action, it will depend on how he reacts to running on the grass again and when he can return to full training.

Chalobah impressed after joining Watford from Chelsea for £5.5million at the start of the season and forced his way into Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the first internationals of the season.

But after just five Premier League games for Watford, he sustained the knee injury in training which has spoiled his season.

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