Nicolas Jackson, a Chelsea attacker, has undergone surgery to repair a minor wrist injury.
Jackson has been playing through the injury, wearing a splint for protection, and has scored in both games since suffering the injury before their EFL Cup win against Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Senegalese attacker went on to score the game’s only goal against the Seagulls, and then scored off the bench in Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Burnley on Saturday. Senegal is not in competitive action this week, with only a friendly against Cameroon, thus Jackson has withdrew from the squad to focus on his recuperation.
That means Jackson should be available to play Arsenal when club football resumes in two weeks.
Jackson will look to reclaim his starting spot after Armando Broja replaced him against Fulham while Jackson was suspended.
Mauricio Pochettino elected to keep the Albanian on the bench after Chelsea won 2-0 at Craven Cottage.
However, after a difficult first half for Chelsea at Turf Moor, Jackson was introduced at the break, and the visitors were soon 3-1 up, before the new signing sealed the victory with a magnificent solo effort.
Nicolas Jackson injury update
Jackson will be in contention to start in their first Saturday back after missing the international break.
This follows on the heels of Christopher Nkunku’s announcement that he is making good progress in his recovery from injury.
The second newcomer had a knee injury during preseason. He wasn’t going to be eligible to play until after the November international break.
With Broja also only recently coming from a significant knee ailment, Jackson has taken on much of the workload.
Although his recuperation is going well, the French attacker is sharing internet footage of himself on the road to recovery.
Chelsea has clearly missed Nkunku’s talent, especially after going three games without scoring in September.
However, entering the October international break on the strength of three consecutive wins has lifted emotions at Stamford Bridge, and Jackson scoring will only boost his confidence ahead of Nkunku’s return.