Chelsea boss Graham Potter issues Reece James injury update amid surgery fears

Graham Potter has provided the latest injury update on Reece James amid fears the Chelsea defender requires surgery.

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England star James had to be subbed off midway through the second half of Chelsea’s Champions League win at AC Milan on Tuesday night with a knee injury.

There are now major fears James could miss the upcoming World Cup, with England boss Gareth Southgate expected to name his final squad just before the last round of Premier League games on November 13-14.

Speaking at his pre-Aston Villa press conference on Friday afternoon, Potter confirmed James was being sent to a specialist over the weekend to determine the extent of his injury setback.

‘Reece is due to see a specialist over the weekend,’ Potter said. ‘Until we get that information there’s not too much I can add unfortunately.

‘It would just be speculation from my side so we’ll wait and see. He felt not too bad yesterday but until you get these things checked you never know.

‘We need to get it checked with the specialist and then we’ll know how we can move forward. We’ll see.’

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