Chelsea manager Graham Potter admitted that Ben Chilwell’s injury is ‘not great’ after the full-back pulled up in the Blues’ victory over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.
Chiwell was forced off of the pitch with an apparent hamstring injury in the final seconds of the win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening. With the World Cup just a few weeks away, the fear is that the England international will not recover in time to compete in Qatar this winter.
Speaking after the game to the club’s official website, Potter provided an update on the injury saying:
“It’s not great. Obviously when he pulls up like that it’s a concern, so we need to scan it, but it’s not positive at the moment.
“It’s a blow for us on an otherwise positive evening, I think. It’s a blow, to see him pull up like that is not a great sight. So fingers crossed that when we get it scanned it isn’t as bad, as it can be not severe. We have our fingers crossed at the moment, but obviously we’re disappointed.
“I think you’d have to say there are worries about him being okay for the World Cup. I don’t want to add any more than that, but obviously when a player pulls up like he did and he felt it, it’s never positive. He just felt something as he was setting off and it’s not nice.”