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Tammy Abraham targeting return from injury before March international break

Working towards full fitness

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Tammy Abraham is just one of the many (too many to count!) Chelsea players who have had to deal with various injuries throughout the season. The young striker, who has cemented his place in the first-team by breaking the “Curse of the No.9 Shirt” has been held back by an ankle problem since January.

Thankfully Tammy, far and away the team’s leading goalscorer, is getting close to figuring out his ankle issues after seeing a specialist in Barcelona, and is targeting a return in less than two weeks, before the March international break.

“Yes, definitely [I’ll be back for England games]. I’m almost fit. There’s still a bit to do. I’ll get there soon.”

“It’s a recurrence. [The problem was] playing on it and aggravating it even more. It is still like a swollen ball really but it is getting better day by day.

“The club wanted me to go to Barcelona. They just wanted different eyes, a different mindset on this situation. He told me what was wrong, exactly what the Chelsea physios said and he recommended some stuff for me to do. I’m doing physio right now.

“This time, I just said ‘I’ll just come back when I’m 100 per cent’ instead of coming back and going again.”

Obviously Euro 2020 with England is a major preoccupation, but Tammy knows that he has to get it done for Chelsea first.

“The March internationals could be [a great chance] if it did come into my hands. I am ready for it. I have to step up and do what I do best.

“I’ve spoken to Marcus [Rashford]. Harry Kane is someone I’ve always idolised. Hopefully he can be back because he is a player that England definitely need and Marcus as well. They are both great young talents.

“I’ve watched England on TV [at tournaments] and actually going to the Euros would be a dream come true. But first of all, it’s about knuckling down at Chelsea.”

-Tammy Abraham; source: Evening Standard

Chelsea have games against Everton and Aston Villa in the Premier League before the second-leg against Bayern and the FA Cup quarterfinal at Leicester City take us into the first FIFA-mandated break of the calendar year. Hopefully Tammy can indeed be back for at least that last match in the competition that remains our best chance for a trophy this season.

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