Last night, young Chelsea loanee Jake Clarke-Salter, playing in League One for Bristol Rovers, suffered an arm injury in the game against Charlton Athletic that forced him to be taken to a hospital. Initial suspicions were that the injury was a fractured arm, and that diagnosis was confirmed today as the club have announced that Clarke-Salter will be out of action for between 8 to 12 weeks due to a "fracture dislocation of his elbow".
The youngster left the pitch just past the hour-mark, with Rovers already down 3-0 and having made all three of their substitutions for the game. Charlton would add two more goals, with Rovers pegging one back at the end as consolation.
Clarke-Salter joined Bristol Rovers on the last day of the summer transfer window, alongside fellow Academy player Charlie Colkett. He had made seven League One appearances for the team, playing at centre back.
We wish him a full and speedy recovery.