Leo James is down with another injury.
“Chelsea have been dealt a devastating blow ahead of Saturday’s clash with Arsenal, with James reportedly suffering a new injury,” the UK’s Sportkida reported on Monday (Nov. 18). “James has been training with the first team after suffering the injury in training 10 days ago,” the report added.
James, who was named captain of the team ahead of the season, is a natural. From the 2018-19 season, when he first broke into the Chelsea side, to the present, he has been plagued by an alarming number of injuries, including knee, ankle and hamstring problems, which have hampered his career.
His main injury was to his hamstring. James suffered a hamstring injury in a game against Liverpool in 2022 and has since gone down with three recurrences. Although the hamstring is a common and recurring injury, it is becoming more and more common.
There has been a lot of criticism of James for missing most of his games due to his frequent injuries. ESPN pundit Alejandro Moreno said, “To be the most important player on a team, you have to play. When James is on the pitch, I think he can be Chelsea’s ace. But if he continues to watch the game from the stands, as he is doing now, he will be of no use to the team.”
James expressed his disappointment with this reality. In an official interview with the club on September 25, he said: “I can’t wait to get back on the pitch, but it’s also very important that when I do, I can continue the season without any problems later on. It’s been a tough couple of weeks since the first game after I got injured in training. My job is to play soccer and I want to help the team, but I couldn’t do that. My job was to get healthy as quickly and safely as possible,” he said.
He continued: “I am now close to returning. I’ve been on the turf for the last few weeks and working hard to get back. I’m trying to put my injury issues behind me and help the 토토사이트 team as much as possible,” he said, indicating that he could be back on the court soon.
However, just when it looked like James could return after the international break, he was knocked down again. “Chelsea have suffered a fresh setback with captain James suffering an injury in training as they prepare to face Arsenal,” the publication reported. “It is doubtful that James will be able to face the Gunners at Stamford Bridge,” it added.