Reece James is prepared for the next phase of his rehabilitation as the Chelsea star works toward a comeback from injury.
Reece James will be flown by Chelsea to Dubai to hasten his recovery, giving the Blues star some hope that he will be healthy in time for the World Cup in Qatar in November.
The full progress back in recovery will give him a glimmer of hope that he will be able to return to action in time. The defender is seriously doubtful to make Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad due to a knee injury he sustained earlier this month.
This week, the 22-year-old and Wesley Fofana will travel to the Middle East to continue their recovery after developing knee issues that made it doubtful that they would play in the World Cup.
A member of Chelsea’s medical staff will travel with the Blues duo to monitor their health and determine whether they will return sooner than anticipated.
Reece James and Wesley Fofana will continue their therapy sessions this week in Dubai, according to a club statement, and a representative from the Chelsea medical team will go with them.
Following a collision with Rafael Leao on October 11 during their Champions League victory over AC Milan, James was forced to leave the game and was out for up to eight weeks.
Just a few days prior, James insisted that he would not rule himself out of contention for the World Cup, which starts on November 22 and for which Southgate will reveal his team in the upcoming weeks.
He advised The Sun that he needs to keep up his hard work over the coming weeks to determine where he stood on call-up day.
He’ll make an effort to leave himself out. It’s still early on and moving slowly. He had been receiving treatment for two weeks and was still taking things day by day.