Chelsea captain Reece James is scheduled to undergo a full medical exam for a hamstring injury; nonetheless, it is doubtful that he will play again until at least February.
James, who has a history of hamstring issues, hobbled off the field during Chelsea’s Premier League loss to Everton on Saturday. Due to a similar injury sustained during the season’s first game in August, he has missed two months of activity.
James is reportedly scheduled to miss three months of football and won’t be back until the end of February or the beginning of March. In order to thoroughly diagnose the issue, James will have a scan on his Tuesday meeting with a doctor. Although his rehabilitation may not be an easy one, the 24-year-old’s therapy will also be decided depending on the results of the medical exam.
James is said to have missed 35 games—nearly an entire Premier League season—due to
hamstring injuries alone. He has also experienced many ankle and knee issues in recent times. With the consequence of losing such a significant player during a huge team-building endeavour, Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino expressed regret for the team’s most recent loss.
“Of course, for us, he is an important player, one of the best full-backs in the world,” Pochettinno stated. “We are disappointed because when you believe you can build something and a player like him who should be important for us can’t help the team.”