Chelsea star Reece James gives injury update after being taken off in win at AC Milan amid England World Cup concerns


CHELSEA star Reece James is keeping his “fingers crossed” in hope that his injury against AC Milan in the Champions League isn’t serious.

James, 22, went down twice at the San Siro on Tuesday until he was substituted on 62 minutes leaving Blues and England fans anxiously waiting to find out the extent of the damage.

The right-back took to Twitter after the match and admitted he doesn’t know how bad things are but thanked the fans for the support they have shown.

James tweeted: “Fingers crossed it’s not a bad one. Love for all the messages, I appreciate you all.”

Chelsea manager Graham Potter appeared confident that the England international will be available for selection soon.

But the West Londoners will have to wait “24 to 48 hours” for a full injury update.

Potter said: “We’re hoping he’ll be OK. We’ll need 24 to 48 hours. We’ll know more after that.”

James’ injury didn’t cost Chelsea as they picked up a comfortable 2-0 victory over Milan thanks to goals by Jorginho and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

However, England manager Gareth Southgate will anxiously be waiting for an update just six weeks before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Southgate has already found himself with somewhat of an injury crisis in defence.

Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker is facing a race against time to recover from groin surgery.

Liverpool ace Trent Alexander-Arnold also picked up a knock during Sunday’s 3-2 loss at Arsenal.

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