Early Reece James update following Chelsea’s defeat to Man City
An early insight into the wellbeing of Chelsea star Reece James has been forthcoming online
after the defender was forced to limp out of the club’s meeting with Manchester City.
As outlined above, though, the woes of hosts Chelsea did not end with simply the eventual result at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
This comes with the Pensioners having also been dealt a concerning blow on the personnel front.
Just shy of the half-hour mark, key defender Reece James went to the ground holding his ankle
after appearing to pick up a problem whilst contesting with Jack Grealish.
The English international was subsequently seen to by Chelsea’s medical team
but was deemed in no condition to continue, before ultimately limping off.
In turn, supporters of the Blues had since been patiently awaiting an update on the wellbeing of their side’s stopper
ahead of a crunch clash with Italian heavyweights Juventus in midweek.
And though Thomas Tuchel is yet to speak out over the problem picked up by James
the early word from inside the stadium has proven far from encouraging.
As per the reliable Nizaar Kinsella, the 21-year-old was seen with his ankle in heavy bandaging as he departed Stamford Bridge:
Others in attendance, meanwhile, noted that James looked less than comfortable when putting weight on the problem ankle