Reece James’ injury update
James’ aspirations of representing England at the World Cup in Qatar were crushed when he sustained a knee injury in October. He was back in the Blues’ starting XI for Bournemouth’ Tuesday night visit.
Halted James’ returns to the battle. After 53 minutes, the 23-year-old was forced to leave. James immediately signaled to the bench that he could not continue while collapsing and burying his head in his hands.
After receiving care from the club’s medical team, the Chelsea star could leave the field and proceed directly down the Stamford Bridge tunnel.
When asked for an update following the 2-0 victory, Graham Potter said that the team must wait to learn the full extent of the injury.
However, the Chelsea manager clarified that the injury relates to the same place that kept him out for eight weeks.
Potter told Amazon Prime, “Not a lot we know at this point.” “It was unfortunate to lose him as abruptly as we did, but we will find out in the following 24 to 48 hours.”
“It’s the same location, so we’re concerned,” Potter continued in his post-game press conference. ” We’ll have to wait and watch in the ensuing 24 to 48 hours. It is a little too soon, but he felt something in that cut. Right now, we have to cross our fingers.”
“Obviously, he is disappointed. We’re just crossing our fingers right now and praying it isn’t as bad.”
The international player for Germany assisted on his team’s second goal. He was teeing up Mason Mount, who marked his 150th appearance for the team with a powerful strike from the edge of the box.
“Credit to the players. With the break we had, you never know how it’ll turn out,” Potter remarked of the victory.
“The first-half performance was strong.” The attitude was outstanding. The players gave it their all.
“It was a well-deserved victory. We had to continue to hold on. It became competitive thanks to Bournemouth.”