Potter uncertain over extent of Reece James’s injury after Chelsea return

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  • Defender appeared to suffer recurrence of recent knee injury
  • Graham Potter: ‘We just have to hope it’s not as bad as it was’

Chelsea’s manager Graham Potter has admitted it is too early to tell the severity of “world class” Reece James’s injury, after the defender suffered what appeared to be a recurrence of the knee injury that ruled him out of England’s World Cup campaign during his side’s 2-0 victory over Bournemouth.

Chelsea led through first-half strikes from Kai Havertz and Mason Mount when James made what appeared to be an innocuous pass in the 49th minute. The 23-year-old – making his first appearance since picking up the initial injury during October’s Champions League match against AC Milan – immediately signalled to the bench that he could not continue, and was soon replaced by Cesar Azpilicueta.

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Written by Sam Dalling at Stamford Bridge
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/dec/27/potter-uncertain-over-extent-of-reece-jamess-injury-after-chelsea-return under the title “Potter uncertain over extent of Reece James’s injury after Chelsea return”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.