A fresh update on the wellbeing of injured Chelsea defender Reece James has come to the fore online on Friday evening.
James joins walking wounded
The name of wing-back James has of course taken its place front and centre in the headlines in west London over the course of the last 48 hours.
This comes after the English international saw his name added to the already lengthy list of absentees from Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea squad.
The Blues welcomed Brighton & Hove Albion to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, eventually slipping to a 1-1 stalemate owing to a last-gasp equaliser on the part of Danny Welbeck:
Danny Welbeck with a stoppage time equaliser for Brighton at Stamford Bridge! 😱😱
What a header that is 👏 pic.twitter.com/r4y5ed2t8I
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) December 29, 2021
The eventual result, however, proved far from the only concern for Thomas Tuchel and co. on the night.
This comes with the aforementioned James having been forced to limp out of proceedings inside half an hour, after pulling up with what was later confirmed to be a hamstring injury.
Reece James leaving Stamford Bridge on crutches.
Saindo de muletas. Não um bom sinal.
Momento difícil para o Chelsea com mais um ala contundido no dia que Ben Chilwell foi operado no ligamento cruzado. O time empatou em casa contra o Brighton. #ChelseaVsBrighton #chelsea pic.twitter.com/dqwW6K9jqT
— Joao Castelo-Branco (@j_castelobranco) December 29, 2021
Spell out of action
With fellow wing-back Ben Chilwell recently ruled out for the remainder of the campaign, and the likes of N’Golo Kante and Romelu Lukaku also struggling to maintain fitness, it therefore goes without saying that all associated with Chelsea were no doubt praying for good news when it comes to James’ predicted recovery.
And, as alluded to above, on Friday, a fresh update on the situation has been provided.
In a boost for club and player alike, it has been confirmed by the reliable Matt Law of The Daily Telegraph that James will not require surgery.
The Pensioners youth product, though, is nevertheless facing up to a spell of six to eight weeks on the sidelines, following confirmation that James has in fact torn his hamstring:
Good news for #cfc: Reece James does not require surgery. Bad news for #cfc: Reece James expected to miss 6-8 weeks with torn hamstring.
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) December 31, 2021
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