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Chelsea star Loftus-Cheek: I had to learn to walk again

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed he had to learn to walk again in his rehabilitation from an Achilles injury.

The Chelsea star sustained the injury against New England Revolution in preseason and has been out of action for five months.

"I've had to learn to walk again," he told Wow Hydrate. "As soon as I came out of my cast, I could barely lift my heel off the ground in a sitting position.

"When it happened I turned and pushed off and I heard a clap, it was really loud and I thought someone had smashed me from behind. The referee gave a free kick, he blew the whistle so he must have been close to me, but watching the tape back nobody was near me.

"To lift my leg up took maximum effort. With a big injury it's really hard, you don't see a difference every day, you don't wake up and think it's a lot better every morning, it's over a period of time. It's more exciting the closer I get to making my comeback, the more I keep pushing. I will be there soon."

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