Chelsea striker Abraham delivers yet another injury scare for England

Tammy Abraham injury scare for Chelsea and England as striker hobbles away from Stamford Bridge after colliding with advertising hording and hurting his ankle during draw with Arsenal

  • Abraham delivered another injury scare for England boss Southgate 
  • He is the latest striker to be injured after Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford
  • Abraham injured his ankle after he clattered into the advertising boards 
  • The Chelsea striker was seen by fans hobbling away from Stamford Bridge

Frank Lampard insists Chelsea have the firepower to cope if England hitman Tammy Abraham’s ankle problem keeps him sidelined for several weeks.

Abraham was carried from the field with an ankle injury scare at full-time as Chelsea were held to a 2-2 Premier League draw by 10-man Arsenal.

The striker was later seen hobbling away from Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham injured his ankle after he clattered into the advertising boards

He is the latest England striker to be injured after Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford. 

Asked for the severity of Abraham’s injury, Lampard replied: ‘He has had ice on his ankle, but I haven’t spoken to him yet so I don’t know.’

When asked if Chelsea could cope without Abraham, who has 13 Premier League goals this term, Lampard said: ‘Yes, yes; and we have the players there to do that.

Abraham was carried from the field with an ankle injury scare at full-time on Tuesday night

‘I hope he’s not (out for several weeks), but then if he is then yes, we do have the players.’

Chelsea boss Lampard refused to dampen down links to wantaway Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani on Monday, and injury to Abraham could increase the Blues’ need to recruit a striker in the January window.

Olivier Giroud wants to join Inter Milan to link back up with ex-Blues boss Antonio Conte, while Chelsea also have Michy Batshuayi as their other frontline striker.

The Chelsea striker was seen by fans hobbling away from Stamford Bridge after the match

Lampard reiterated Chelsea are more likely to look at loan deals than permanent transfers this month, as he plots his long-term strategy at the club.

‘I know and I feel where we need strengthening,’ said Lampard.

‘It’s not going to be just January, this is more of a short-term window for us.

‘This season has given us some answers on the pitch in where we need to improve. But that’s not so much for this window.’

 


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