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Chelsea loanee taken to hospital after suffering injury for Bristol Rovers

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Jake-Clarke Salter is thought to have fractured his arm.

Chelsea prospect and England U20 captain Jake Clarke-Salter was taken to hospital after suffering what’s suspected to be a fractured arm playing for Bristol Rovers in Tuesday night’s League One match against Charlton Athletic.

We think Jake Clarke-Salter has fractured his arm. It will be a while until we see him again I think. It is disappointing especially at a time when we also have James Clarke injured."

-Darrell Clarke, Bristol Rovers manager; source: Bristol Post

Rovers were down 3-0 already when Clarke-Salter injured himself in a sliding challenge just past the hour mark. Having already made all three of their substitutions by that point in an effort to get back into the game, Rovers finished out the shocking 5-1 home defeat with ten men.

The 19-year-old Clarke-Salter had started five of Rovers’ last seven league matches, establishing a solid partnership with 21-year-old from Cardiff trainee Tom Lockyer. Fellow Chelsea loanee Charlie Colkett played the second half.