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.
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).
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.
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.