Reece James breaks silence on injury problems as Chelsea reportedly handed major long-term boost – Football.London

Chelsea defender Reece James has expressed his disappointment in sustaining what looked like a worrying injury.

The England right-back had to be substituted during the 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion, whilst he was then spotted leaving Stamford Bridge on crutches, leading to worrying responses from supporters.

With Ben Chilwell also having sustained a long-term problem and now looking likely to be ruled out for the remainder of the campaign, it appeared as though Chelsea ’s title challenge was taking a severe blow.

Now, James has offered an update on his condition and has signalled his drive to return to action as soon as possible.

Writing a New Year’s Eve post on Instagram, James said: “Page 365 of 365. Thank you 2021.

“This year has taught me to not postpone enjoyment. Any opportunity in front of you to enjoy yourself, take it with both hands.

“I’ve had many highs & lows this year which I always expect in both life & football. This year has personally been my best and most enjoyable, achieving my dreams of lifting the Champions League, Super Cup and also representing England in a major tournament.

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“Unfortunately, I’m ending the year with disappointment having picked up an injury on Wednesday. Hoping it’s nothing too major. I’ll be working as hard as possible to get back on the pitch soon doing what I love.

“Wishing you all nothing but peace, happiness and good health going into 2022!

“Let’s make 2022 a year to remember”

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Whilst Chelsea fans will be keen to see the right-back return to the line-up after his excellent contributions so far throughout the campaign, initial reports are suggesting that he could potentially be out for up to two months.

In more positive news however, he appears to have avoided an even longer absence, with The Telegraph reporting that he will not be required to undergo surgery to heal his injured hamstring.

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