Chelsea’s Reece James issues injury update and makes World Cup vow

Chelsea’s Reece James issues injury update and makes World Cup vow
Chelsea defender Reece James has vowed to do “everything I can” to be fit for the World Cup despite being sidelined until December.

James was set for a starring role in his first World Cup for England, likely being Gareth Southgate’s first-choice right-back for the Qatar tournament.

However, after a tough tackle against AC Milan earlier in October, the defender was sent for a scan and told he faces two months out, effectively ruling him out of the entire tournament.

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“Last week against AC Milan, I went in for a tackle and got injured,” he explained in a YouTube video. “I didn’t think it was too bad.

“After the game, I stayed an extra day in Milan and just thought maybe it was a little niggle. A day or two later I saw a surgeon, and he told me that I was going to be out for around two months.

“Yeah, it’s obviously devastating. The World Cup is only one month away. As a kid growing up, I always wanted to go and this is my first opportunity. I’ll do everything I can to be there, but I’m obviously devastated. You know, the injury came at the wrong time.

“But every day we need to be grateful and thankful. But yeah I’ll keep you updated with what’s happening on a day-to-day basis. And yeah I’ll touch base soon guys.”

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