England’s Reece James ruled out of World Cup group stage with knee injury

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  • James was injured during Chelsea’s 2-0 win at Milan
  • Bigger 26-man squads give Southgate extra wriggle room

Reece James has been ruled out for eight weeks with a knee injury, leaving the Chelsea and England wing-back’s hopes of going to the World Cup hanging by a thread.

James went off during Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Milan at San Siro last Tuesday and the initial signs were that he had not suffered serious damage. However the 22-year-old received bad news after undergoing further tests on Thursday and is expected to be out for a significant period.

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Written by Jacob Steinberg
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/oct/15/england-defender-reece-james-ruled-out-of-world-cup-with-knee-injury under the title “England’s Reece James ruled out of World Cup group stage with knee injury”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.