Christian Pulisic’s dream day was cut short on Saturday, as the American attacker had to exit the FA Cup final with an apparent hamstring injury in the second half.
Pulisic had opened the game with a well taken goal in the opening five minutes, only to suffer the injury during an attack in the second half. During a run, Pulisic appeared to scream out in pain and start slowing down his run. Despite the apparent pain, Pulisic managed to complete the run and get a shot off, before he grabbed his hamstring and crumpled to the ground. Trainers tended to him on the field, and then helped him walk gingerly as he exited the game.
It’s a terrible disappointment for Pulisic, who was really hitting his stride with Chelsea and showing himself to be one of the most dynamic attacking players in the Premier League. The goal early in the final was more proof of that, but he’ll now have to focus on rehabbing the injured leg.
Here is the goal Pulisic scored:
And footage of the run that led to the injury:
Fans were devastated with the injury:
I always said if you’re gonna get hurt do it on the last day of the season.
RIP Pulisic see you next year
— Zealand (@theoldzealand) August 1, 2020
Pulisic is actually a warrior, he knew how important this game is and kept on sprinting to score after pulling a hamstring, real fighter.
— Ugochukwu (@s3ns3iowen) August 1, 2020
So sad to see Pulisic get hurt after such a great start, hoping it’s not serious
— Matt Dina (@mattdina4) August 1, 2020
I feel physically ill watching Pulisic get hurt
— Duncan Bochicchio (@theduncanbo) August 1, 2020