Chelsea Boss Mauricio Pochettino provides update on Reece James’ injury
In a recent press conference covered by football.london, Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino revealed that Chelsea skipper Reece James has been recovering steadily from his recent hamstring injury suffered in training.
Around a month ago on 17th August, James suffered this hamstring injury while training and missed international duty with England as a result.
He’s recovering well. He is starting to do things on the pitch with the ball. He’s really well.
James’s injury has been quite a blow for Chelsea. Chelsea have managed to register only one win in 4 Premier League matches and are currently standing at 12th and will need him back to lead the team ASAP.
However, Pochettino has confidence in his team’s skipper and said that the 23-year-old is eager to return to the fray, but mentioned that it may come around the October international break. The Argentine manager added:
“He’s desperate to return and help the team. I hope he’s close and hope he can be available before the next international break.”
Reece James is a rising star in English football. He certainly possesses immense potential to become a very instrumental player for our club but that can’t happen if he keeps getting injured.
James has a not-so-good history of injuries. James has been plagued by many injuries in recent years. He has missed 25 games alone due to various injuries in the 2022/23 campaign.
The 23-year-old is currently regarded as one of England’s finest players but he can easily lose this impression if he keeps getting injured repeatedly. His counterpart Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool, who is regarded as one of the best current full-backs in the world is the complete opposite when it comes to injuries.
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Not to mention, injuries can take a toll on the player’s form as well. Right now, we are lucky to have Malo Gusto as our starting right-back and the former Olympique Lyonnais starlet has shown he can hold the fort in James’ absence. He is expected to start against Bournemouth on Sunday.