Lucas Digne has revealed that in addition to torn ligaments, his ankle was broken by the tackle he sustained in training at Finch Farm last month.
In a video posted to social media, the Frenchman described the incident and his recovery as he closes in on a return to action in the coming weeks.
Digne has been undergoing an intensive individual rehabilitation programme but is due to rejoin his team-mates in full training ahead of possible availability by the middle of the month.
“I got tackled from behind [and], unfortunately, my ankle didn't hold out,” he explained. “The ligaments [tore and] the ankle broke in two spots.
“Then, to recover, I've got two physio sessions a day with my personal physio.
“It's all part of the life of a football player. It's less than nice being on the pitch but it's good to work hard and be back stronger.
“Thanks, all, for your support. See you soon!”
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1 Posted 05/01/2021 at 19:01:43
2 Posted 05/01/2021 at 19:10:19
Odd that we didn't get to hear the full extent of the injuries at the time.
3 Posted 05/01/2021 at 19:22:04
A tackle from behind in a match, is a red card, because it endangers an opponent. Totally brainless idiot.
4 Posted 05/01/2021 at 19:27:06
5 Posted 05/01/2021 at 19:29:26
6 Posted 05/01/2021 at 19:36:25
7 Posted 05/01/2021 at 19:36:47
8 Posted 05/01/2021 at 19:45:07
9 Posted 05/01/2021 at 19:49:32
10 Posted 05/01/2021 at 19:51:35
Maybe you're right - can sound more accidental if soft tissue only.
11 Posted 05/01/2021 at 20:26:23
12 Posted 05/01/2021 at 20:33:24
13 Posted 05/01/2021 at 21:20:04
14 Posted 05/01/2021 at 22:43:12
15 Posted 05/01/2021 at 22:46:12
1. with a candlestick
2. with a wrench
3. with a dagger
16 Posted 05/01/2021 at 22:49:23
His forward play has been missed and I would have hoped Nkounkou would have been the one to step up but obviously Godfrey is preferred as he can be used across the back four and has done well defensively.
Nkounkou will probably play against Rotherham.
17 Posted 05/01/2021 at 23:10:56
Likely a right-sided player so I'm guessing James who also missed a few more games than expected or perhaps Gordon who was dropped from the squad and looked a little sheepish against Sheffield Utd.
18 Posted 05/01/2021 at 23:34:26
19 Posted 06/01/2021 at 00:32:00
20 Posted 06/01/2021 at 09:23:33
Delph – motive... left-back berth;
Richarlison – motive... none, but prone to silly challenges and has been "off it" since;
Gordon – motive... a place on the team sheet (the more injuries, the better);
Gomes – Motive... Portuguese have a rivalry with their South American cousins and grumpy;
Davies – wouldn't get near Digne (innocent);
Holgate – motive... likes a tackle and wants to be top dog;
Mina – gormless enough to lean out a giant peg and trip him;
Keane – miss-timed it! Been on the naughty step last game;
Godfrey... mmm, likes to play left-back;
Sigurdsson – like Davies, too slow;
Doucouré – No, he's a fellow Froggy;
Iwobi – certainly quick enough but shits-out of any tackle;
Calvert-Lewin – capable but too busy waiting for a cross;
Coleman – on his day, could catch him but, with his own injury experience, too sensible in training;
James – could explain his weird "injuries" and loving presser to the fans;
Allan – injured... or was he?
Olsen – "Who, me?"
Pickford – has previous.
Take your pick... maybe Michael will do a poll? ;.)
21 Posted 06/01/2021 at 11:52:59
22 Posted 06/01/2021 at 12:09:30
Bill may have dropped his wallet on Digne's ankle...
23 Posted 06/01/2021 at 15:34:08
24 Posted 06/01/2021 at 15:40:44
25 Posted 06/01/2021 at 17:17:42
26 Posted 06/01/2021 at 17:20:12
27 Posted 06/01/2021 at 17:52:26
In some respects its a good thing the lid has been kept on it, shows the squad are listening and respect Ancelottis command.
28 Posted 06/01/2021 at 17:59:11
29 Posted 06/01/2021 at 18:04:49
30 Posted 06/01/2021 at 22:44:27
31 Posted 06/01/2021 at 23:20:55
But seriously this was much worse than what we heard before, and I'm impressed he is progressing so fast with that kind of damage done. Hope he doesn't lose speed.
32 Posted 07/01/2021 at 09:08:07
33 Posted 08/01/2021 at 16:46:10
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