Chambers Chambers is back out on the training pitches with Arsenal as he continues his rehabilitation from an ACL injury in December.
Arsenal posted an update on Tuesday with pictures of Calum Chambers out running again as part of light training after his injury. The defender missed the last five months of football, and will still miss a few more, based on past experience.
To be out running again already is great to see though. It often takes six months for players with ACL injuries to start running, nine for them to reach full match fitness and around 12 to get sharp psychologically.
It seems Chambers is a little ahead of schedule, though there’s no need to rush back right now.
If you had to have an ACL injury, this is probably the best time you could’ve had one. At least Chambers didn’t miss much in the last few months, and the start of next season is already certain to be a bit further away.
Plus, UEFA moved the Euros to 2021. If Chambers can get back to starting for Arsenal before next summer, he can make a push for the England squad.
If we assume Chambers still needs the full nine months to get match-fit again, he might make it back by the end of September.