Reece James, a defender for Chelsea, has excelled once more this year, but after suffering an injury against AC Milan on Tuesday, there are concerns he may be sidelined for some time.
Reece James, a star defender for Chelsea, suffered an injury, and according to manager Graham Potter, the medical staff will evaluate him over the next day or two. It follows worries for the England international, who was forced to leave the field against AC Milan on Tuesday night midway through the second half.
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Another successful game under the new manager, despite a close call with an injury during the match. Fikayo Tomori, a former academy product, was sent off for a foul on Mason Mount in the box, and Jorginho scored from the resulting penalty kick as the Blues dominated the match.
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completed a deft play immediately after, doubling the advantage before halftime and giving Chelsea control of the match. The Blues were in danger of being drawn into a sloppy game, but they maintained their composure and, thanks to a decisive victory, went from last to first in their group in just a few games.
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Potter reflected on the triumph, saying, “Overall, we performed well. “The goal was crucial, and the penalty and red card affect how the game would end. We began to use the 10 men effectively, and I believe we did so fairly well. We’re happy with the three points, the clean sheet, and the two goals scored overall.”
But with the defender suffering a knee injury in the middle of the second half, there will now be a nervous wait to see how James is doing. He attempted to push through it, but a short while later he fell once more and had to be replaced.
The extent of the issue is currently unknown, with the Chelsea boss claiming it’s too early to know: “Reece, we’re hoping he’ll be ok. [We’ll need] 24-48 hours because it’s too early to tell you anything more than that.”