After injuring his hamstring during Wednesday night’s Champions League match between Chelsea and Dinamo Zagreb, Ben Chilwell has been added to the list of players who are questionable for the World Cup.
In the waning moments of Chelsea’s 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge, the left-back for England tripped and clutched his left hamstring. He was forced to leave the field with the assistance of two club medical staff members.
Chilwell told his Chelsea and England teammate Mason Mount that his hamstring had “popped” as he exited the field, as seen on television.
Chelsea manager Graham Potter replied, “It doesn’t look good,” when asked about the severity of Chilwell’s injury. It is the hamstring. To assess its condition, we must scan it.
Chilwell’s ability to participate in England’s World Cup campaign, which gets underway on November 21 when they play Iran in their opening Group B match, is now seriously questioned.
Ben Chilwell, who suffered a hamstring injury in the closing minutes of Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over Dinamo Zagreb, won’t be playing for Chelsea either. He must now wait anxiously for the results of a scan.
For England’s World Cup campaign to begin with their opening match in Group B against Iran on November 21, the left health back is now a serious concern.
Heung-Min Son’s chances of participating in the World Cup with South Korea are in jeopardy as Tottenham earlier on Wednesday evening announced that Heung-Min Son would need surgery to treat a fracture around his eye.
Diogo Jota of Liverpool, who suffered a calf injury, has already been ruled out of Portugal’s World Cup run. Raphael Varane, a defender for Manchester United, is also battling back from a hamstring injury to make France’s World Cup roster. Already missing are Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante for the World Cup hosts.