Reece James Chelsea

Another young talent suffers injury problem

Chelsea suffered a blow on Friday when young defender Reece James had to be given oxygen and stretchered off following injury.

James impressed during his loan spell at Wigan last season, scoring three goals and assisting as many.

After that spell, you would have expected that Reece James would play some part in Chelsea’s first team next season.

He even played some of the friendly game against the New England Revolution before the Europa League final, showing that he is ready for first-team action.

However, James may have to wait longer than expected for the chance after suffering an injury on international duty.

Maurizio Sarri

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – MAY 28: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea kicks his cap in frustration during the Chelsea FC training session on the eve of the UEFA Europa League Final against Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadion on May 28, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Adding to Chelsea’s existing injury woes

The 19-year-old suffered what looks to be a serious ankle injury during England’s U20’s clash with the Chile U22’s.

James instantly hit the deck after going in for a tackle, looking in serious pain.

He was then given oxygen before being stretchered off.

That will come as a huge blow for both the player and Chelsea, who may have benefitted from using him next season.

While the extent of his injury is still unknown, it certainly doesn’t look good with pre-season fast approaching.

James isn’t the only Chelsea youngster to suffer what could be a serious injury either.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek ruptured his Achilles during the friendly with New England Revolution and is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Callum Hudson-Odoi suffered the same injury back in April against Burnley.

If Reece James’ injury is serious, Chelsea could start the season without arguably their three most talented youngsters.

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