Reece James limps off injured for Chelsea against AC Milan in Italy

Chelsea’s Reece James limps off injured against AC Milan after appearing to hurt his knee… leaving England sweating on the fitness of the star full-back as the Qatar World Cup looms

  • Chelsea’s Reece James was withdrawn against AC Milan after hobbling off 
  • The full-back tried to play on but went down holding his knee at the San Siro
  • England will now have to wait to discover the extent of James’ latest injury
  • The 22-year-old could miss the World Cup if scans show a lengthy recovery

England could be left nervously waiting for a fitness update on Reece James after the full-back went off injured during Chelsea’s Champions League tie against AC Milan.

James limped off injured and was withdrawn by Chelsea boss Graham Potter just over an hour into the game after appearing to hurt his knee at the San Siro.

Chelsea will have to assess the 22-year-old in the days following the game, with England and Gareth Southgate forced to wait for an injury update just over a month before the World Cup kicks off in Qatar.

Chelsea’s Reece James goes down injured in their Champions League tie against AC Milan

The England defender (middle) had to be substituted by Chelsea manager Graham Potter

James has been one of Chelsea’s standout performers this season, scoring two goals and registering the same number of assists in all competitions so far this season. 

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