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Chelsea  loanee Tino Anjorin returns to Chelsea on Friday to begin his recovery from a broken metatarsal suffered in Lokomotiv Moscow training ahead of their Europa League game against Galatasaray, as reported by football London

Chelsea’s Tino Anjorin (left) and Tottenham Hotspur’s Lucas Moura (left) during The Mind Series match at Stamford Bridge, London. Picture date: Wednesday August 4, 2021. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

In the summer of 2019 Anjorin agreed a new five-year contract with Chelsea following his senior breakthrough under Frank Lampard during the season and was handed his full debut in December 2020, starting in Chelsea’s Champions League home group stage game against Russian side Krasnodar.

Despite being highly regarded by Thomas Tuchel and those within his first-team coaching staff at Chelsea, Anjorin joined the Russian side in the summer on a season-long loan deal that includes a £17million option that Lokomotiv can trigger from January.

Tino Anjorin arrived with great fanfare and even greater expectations at Lokomotiv Moscow from Chelsea, despite his young age and practically zero senior professional experience — technically only on loan, but seemingly with every intention by the Ralf Rangnick-led Russian Premier League side to make the move permanent before long (with a buy-back for us).

PORTO, PORTUGAL – MAY 29: Tino Anjorin and Marcos Alonso of Chelsea pose with the Champions League Trophy following their team’s victory in the UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Estadio do Dragao on May 29, 2021 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Anjorin, who was handed the previously retired No.10 shirt at Lokomotiv, made the ideal start for his new club as he struck a late equaliser against Marseille on his Europa League debut.

Lokomotiv Moscow’s English midfielder Tino Anjorin (L) challenges Lazio’s Croatian midfielder Toma Basic (C) during the UEFA Europa League Group E football match between Lazio Rome and Lokomotiv Moscow on September 30, 2021 at the Olympic stadium in Rome.  (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP via Getty Images)

The 19-year-old attacking midfielder broke a metatarsal in his foot on Wednesday. Lokomotiv head coach Markus Gisdol confirmed the news after their 1-1 draw against Galatasaray last night in the Europa League group stages.

“He broke his metatarsal bone yesterday in training. He will most likely be out for the rest of the (calendar) year and he will go back to Chelsea for treatment.”Markus Gisdol speaking to TASS

The injury is a big shame for the attacking midfielder, given the promise he showed on his first Blues start under Frank Lampard against FC Krasnodar last year and he’s back to Cobham for his rehabilitation.