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Mount avoids ankle ligament damage after Coquelin horror tackle — report

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There’s a bit of good news after yesterday’s disappointment, as according to The Athletic’s “exclusive” information, Mason Mount has avoided any serious damage to his ankle ligaments after the assault by Francis Coquelin.

The ex-Arsenal midfielder is clearly still trying to find his bearings after Hazard put him in a spin cycle three seasons ago, and planted his studs into Mount’s high ankle less than 10 minutes into last night’s game — see the picture at the top and try not to cringe. Should’ve been a red; was a yellow instead.

Frank Lampard confirmed after the game that Chelsea were waiting on scans to assess the injury, and apparently the first round of those came back negative. There will be a follow-up scan later this week, but as per the report, Mount’s not expected to miss a long time and his season “will not be severely disrupted” (unlike last season at Derby County, when he missed two months and their results got significantly worse).

The 20-year-old will certainly miss the showdown against Liverpool this weekend, but hopefully will be back shortly thereafter.