Graham Potter shares the injury update on Reece James., the manager of Chelsea, provided an update on Reece James’ injury, which the player sustained during the team’s 2-0 victory over Bournemouth on December 27. James didn’t start playing again until mid-October when his long-term knee injury occurred during a 2-0 victory over AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League. The English right-back, though, played just 53 minutes against Bournemouth before being replaced because of an injury.
Potter addressed the issue and stated (via the club’s official website) that the injury would be evaluated: “Over the next 24 to 48 hours, we will have to wait and see. It’s a little too soon right now, but he sensed something there, so we’ll wait to see how serious it is and cross our fingers for the time being.”
The Chelsea manager continued, “Reece is sad, of course, and at this point, we’re just in a stage where we’re hoping that it isn’t as terrible.” This was in response to a question on James’ unhappiness at picking up an injury shortly after regaining full fitness.
James’ previous injury prevented him from participating in the FIFA World Cup with England. For the Blues, he was in outstanding form, making 12 appearances in various competitions, scoring two goals, and dishing out an equal number of assists. In the 2-0 victory over Bournemouth, with Kai Havertz and Mason Mount scoring, the Englishman came on to replace Cesar Azplicueta.
Following Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Bournemouth, Mount has expressed his happiness at being back at Stamford Bridge. The English attacker tweeted, “Oh it feels nice to be back, missed you guys,” about his return. With a magnificent effort that curled past Cherries goalkeeper Mark Travers, Mount scored in the 24th minute. His third goal in 22 games this season capped a performance that will excite Blues supporters.
Following his chaotic experience in Qatar, while representing England at the FIFA World Cup, Mount made his way back to Stamford Bridge. He started in the Three Lions’ opening-game 6-2 thrashing of IR Iran and made four appearances. In contrast, Mount struggled against the USA in a dull 0-0 tie and was dropped from Gareth Southgate’s starting lineup.
His return to club football may have come as a comfort because he was set to remain a member of the England squad. In the team’s 2-1 quarterfinal elimination loss to France, he played for just 11 minutes.
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