After a couple recent promising injury updates from Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, the next Chelsea youngster to show off his recovery progress is Reece James. Yesterday, the 19-year-old right back posted a brief video of him getting back into running for the first time since suffering heavily strained ankle ligaments at the start of the summer.
Reece James back running post injury. ♂️ pic.twitter.com/W96BpIg82Q— The Chelsea Chaps (@chelseachaps) July 5, 2019
James had sustained the injury while playing for England’s under-20 side at the Toulon tournament. At first, it looked like he would need surgery to fix the issue, but fortunately he was able to avoid having to go under the knife and his recovery seems to be going well. Who knows, maybe he’ll even be back sooner than his expected September return?
One thing’s for certain; as soon as the talented defender returns from his injury he should be competing for a spot in Chelsea’s first-team squad. He certainly has all the required attributes and versatility to do so.
Get well soon, Reece!
Reece James for Wigan during the 2018-19 Championship season:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 5, 2019
• Most minutes (3,972)
• Most chances created (74)
• Most take-ons completed (47)
• Second-most tackles made (94)
• Second-most interceptions (41)
Frank Lampard may be the man to give him a chance at Chelsea. pic.twitter.com/xnW3QK6Kpd