Graham Potter gives updates on Reece James’ injury amid surgery fears
Graham Potter issues Reece James injury update amid surgery fears.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter has provided the latest injury update on Reece James amid fears the Chelsea defender requires surgery.
England star James had to be subbed off midway through the second half of Chelsea’s Champions League win at AC Milan on Tuesday night with a knee injury.
Now that England manager Gareth Southgate is likely to announce his final squad soon before the final round of Premier League games on November 13–14, there are serious concerns that James could miss the upcoming World Cup.
Speaking at his pre-Aston Villa press conference on Friday afternoon, Potter confirmed James was being sent to a specialist over the weekend to determine the extent of his injury setback.
‘Reece is due to see a specialist over the weekend,’ Potter said. ‘Until we get that information there’s not too much I can add unfortunately.
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‘It would just be speculation from my side so we’ll wait and see. He felt not too bad yesterday but until you get these things checked you never know. We need to get it checked with the specialist and then we’ll know how we can move forward. We’ll see.’
Under former Brighton boss Potter, Chelsea have won four straight games, moving up into the top four in the process.
Aston Villa, who are now 16th in the Premier League and have won only two of their nine league games this season, will be the opposition for the Blues on Sunday.
Asked about the threat of Villa, Potter added: ‘The margins are very small in the Premier League. I’m sure Steven [Gerrard] will want to improve their results and is looking at this game to do that.
‘We need to make sure we’re ready for the challenge. I think everyone knows in the Premier League there is always someone under pressure. At the moment it’s Steven but he has the quality and experience to deal with that.’